Today, 09:09 PM
Not really. I am suggesting you educate the day care in how to properly feed a breastfed baby, according to the experts, perhaps using the information I linked. Yes, that does usually mean smaller feedings and feeding on cue. But it is more than that. It may mean changing someone's entire mindset about infant feeding- and overall care.
I think 5 ounces fed every 3 hours as a rule is probably too much, yes, unless there is some reason your baby needs more- poor gain rate, for example, or again, if baby does not nurse overnight. Otherwise, if they are insisting on overfeeding your child, that is a problem on many levels, isn't it? I guess I wonder WHY they are so insistent on this point? Do you have any idea? I always have to wonder what else is going on when a daycare is not able or not willing to meet a pretty simple feeding/care request.
What is your routine on the days you work? Is baby typically eager to nurse as soon as you pick her up? Is nursing better or worse those days? When does nursing seem the most problematic? Any particular session?
If the daycare is that difficult and you have not already taken your business elsewhere, I assume this care situation is your only option. In that case, again, I would suggest doing what you can to educate them and keep doing all you can to encourage baby to nurse frequently when you are able to be with baby- nights, days off, etc. By keeping your baby viewing the breast as the place to meet their needs- hunger, thirst,...