i only work a few nights a week.... i'm gone anywhere from 2-4 hours. i only worry about leaving a bottle for my lo if i'm gonna be gone more than 2. i've heard a lot of women say they pump before their lo nurses in the morning, and there is enough for them to have breakfast.... i haven't tried this yet cause i wake when she does and if i make her wait there is lots of screaming involved and i've had supply issues until recently and fear there won't be enough for her if i pump. so i'm having a hard time pumping enough to leave for her and have been thinking it would just be easier to leave a bottle of formula. i had to supplement a lot until about a month ago and have been ecstatic to be away from formula and have all sorts of guilt about her even having one drop to begin with. i can't believe i'm leaning towards this, its just easier. in the big picture i know its not the end of the world, i know lots of kids raised on formula alone, i myself was a supplemented baby and i know it doesn't kill ya. am i a terrible mother if i give her the occassional bottle of formula?