My first current baby is still soley breastfeeding for milk...(have not pumped for milk, and no formula!) She has started on solids, and she is coming up on being 8 months old.
I PLAN on keeping her on breastmilk until she's a year old before she switches to Vit. D "Cow's milk"...
She will be just shy over 9 months old, and I will only have 3 months left to worry about HOW I'm going to juggle breastfeeding with pumping also.
My question is how many times may I have to pump with her eating solids (puree'd baby food right now) and when is the best time to breastfeed?
Her FIRST breastfeeding is usually around 6am....I'd say I pick her up from her crib and co-nap with her while she's feeding, and double-breast her....she gets milk from one for about an hour, and then milk from the other one for about another hour...so she's been breastfeeding for about 2 hours after 6am, because then she starts "playing" by giggling, goo-gooing and gaa-gaa'ing around 9am. Usually around 11am is when she gets her first serving of solid....with some more breastfeeding...then she's asleep for her nap around 1pm.
She wakes up around 2 or 230'ish... then she is served another solid and then breastfed after eating around 3.
(she won't take 2nd naps of the day usually unless she's really tired)
Then she's fed and breastfed again around 5pm.....
and when 8pm rolls around, she usually gets a final solid babyfood feeding and then is breastfed for bedtime between 9pm-915pm... I try no later than by 930pm.
When I return to work on July 18th,
I will be waking up very early, and out the door by 415am and probably won't be home until around 6-7pm.
About how many times should I pump a day?
When should I start pumping?
When is the best time to breastfeed her? Morning before I leave or when I get home?
I have a feeling that she may only be able to breastfeed off of me once a day except for the 2 days a week during my days off....
I know I read somewhere that pumping is best in the morning.... let her sleep and pump in the morning and let the SAHD feed her when she cries around 6am?
Decisions Decisions Decisions!