How much to provide?
Hey everyone! I'll be going back to work January 3rd. My early Christmas present from DH and FIL was a Medela Freestyle.
DS will be about 4.5 months old when he starts daycare. He nurses on demand. How do I know how much milk to send with him to daycare? We haven't had any extended separations from each other -- the most has been a three hour stretch. His nursing is not that regular...he'll go about 1.5-2 hours right now but some days he'll want to nurse much more frequently.
Also, what happens if I send too little milk at first? I'm petrified of this happening. I suppose that's a question for the DCP. I figured I should send more than what I think he may need at first to be on the safe side. Can I safely store the extra in a case like this and send it the next day?
This pumping thing is gonna be...interesting.
First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.