First, I would like to say that this board is the best! I feel like you ladies give the best advice without judging and it's so nice
Anyway, I have been EBF my baby for 8 1/2 months. I started back at work a few weeks ago and pumping twice a day at work is just getting to be too much on me emotionally, physically and I am having trouble getting my work done. So I decided to drop one pump at work (and not pump at night...I was doing that to try and get enough milk for the next day), supplement with formula during the day (we have already started to introduce the formula and she has been a little gassier than usual but happy and still pooping) so I have decided to drop the one pump this week.
My question is if this scenario is doable. I nurse her at 6:30am...pump at 9:30am then I wouldn't pump and just nurse her at 3:30pm and the rest of the night. I decided to drop the afternoon pump b/c I would only get an ounce most days. If this works for me, can I do this schedule and then nurse her on demand on the weekends too? If I decide to drop the morning pump as well and then just nurse her when I'm with her, will that work? Or do I have to supplement the two feedings on the weekends too (like mimicking the week)?
I hope this makes sense!! Essentially, I would love to nurse her when I'm with her and when I'm not with her, she would get a formula/breastmilk mixture. I am just nervous about losing my supply altogether.
Any advice is appreciated!!!! Thank you