So far I've been pumping 4 times a day and bringing home 16-17 ounces. S can probably go the day with just 3 bottles but sometimes she does 4. After 2 sessions I'm already at 16 oz. Should I continue with my 2 pumping sessions and freeze the rest? I want to get to pumping 3 times anyway so hopefully this is a sign I'll be able to do that.
@kvruns It varies. Anywhere from 12-17 oz. I also put a little (an ounce or less) to the side to mix with oatmeal twice for the day. My main concern really is how it will effect my supply if I just stopped for the day after only 2 sessionsSTUCKI personally would rather spread it out vs stop after I hit my oz goal. How long would you go until you fed or pumped again if you stopped? I would be afraid of going too long for comfort or producing too much foremilk (I dont know how true that is but when I traveled a few weeks ago I went almost 10 hours w/o feeding/pumping and all I pumped was clear) I'd probably take the approaching of dropping down to 3 and freezing the extra. Or pump a little less each time. I only pump twice at work. I don't pump enough to cover his bottles but I don't feel like pumping more + my freezer is basically full and he gets free formula at daycare so I'm not motivated to be a pumping machine.
@Ladybug2821 is she being fed with a slow flow nipple and paced fed at daycare? She may be getting used to the faster pace and ease of the bottle
Two week spring break?!? I am SO in the wrong state/district...
I really like that idea!
HS definitely seems like way more work now than back in my day
I spoke to a lady today about care and I guess you would call her a nanny because she comes to your residence. She charges $15 an hour which would be $165 a day. That's insane. I was looking for close to that price per week. I'm guessing she cost so much because I would be her only gig but wow.
I guess it makes sense since it would be the only child she cares for. I'm originally from MD and would expect that amount up there but not down here in FL. I was also expecting that price per week @m6agua. I don't mind sending S to an in home daycare as long as I'm comfortable with the person and set up. Everyone I know down here works but it would be nice if I could find a situation like that with a SAHM.