Today, 05:46 AM
Thanks for all the thoughts and tips - I have been leaving between 200 and 250 mL each day, and it seems to be going well. Yesterday I asked if the amount is ok, and she said it's good.
I get the sense that they are trying to save me the effort of pumping... they seem amazed that I've pumped this much, for this long, but I'm happy to continue.
As far as the method of feeding is concerned, I know that they take their time in giving bottles, and they don't push more than the baby wants to eat. They have some milk leftover sometimes (so are not pushing for finishing bottles) and have reported that sometimes it took a very long time to feed her in several sessions due to distraction etc.
For solids, they spoon feed, but in a responsive way I believe, since they some days report that she ate just a couple spoonfuls, other days that she ate a lot, which would imply that they aren't pushing a lot on her every time but rather looking for cues that she is interested in eating. It's a small daycare, 12 kids and 3 full-time 2 part-time caregivers.
The tricky part for me is that it's a bit of a mystery since the language & culture barrier is difficult to get through to understand what is really going on while I'm gone. I base it all on what they tell me about the day, which sometimes is just "elle a bien mange" (she ate well) or "super bon aujourd'hui" (super good today)... I'm wondering if you think I need to push for more details or I should just chill out and let it...