Not enough for tomorrow. :(
I've been working very, very hard to increase my milk supply for DS' daycare needs - in addition to nursing him on demand when I'm with him (he also does not STTN yet) I pump extra in the morning, extra after he goes to bed at night, and extra sessions on the weekends. I'm also eating oatmeal every morning.
By my calculations with the guidelines given, he should need about 14 ounces for the day. For a while I was only able to fill about 5 bottles with 2 ounces each. Then with extra pumping I managed to finally get it to 3 ounces per bottle, which should be enough for him. Then last week I finally got a day where a couple of the bottles were 4 ounces. Perfect!
After a major setback this weekend in which we lost power for nearly a week and had to stay with various relatives and having our freezer supply thaw, I pumped today and only have three bottles of 2 ounces each. I'm going to pump tonight after DS goes to bed but history tells me that will only net me one additional ounce.
I'm frantic. He will not have enough food for tomorrow. I don't know what to do. Get up in the middle of the night and pump and hope to god it's enough? The DCP casually said to "just send formula" and DH told them that in no way are we doing that (part of our problem is that the DCP is overfeeding DS despite our talks with them -- DH is attempting to resolve that tomorrow, but in the meantime it means that the "extra" bottle I should be getting each day is being consumed, putting me behind).
I don't know what to do. I'm so discouraged. I refuse to use formula, but my baby can't starve at daycare. I feel like I'm going to have to go to the store tonight and get formula, and just the idea of doing so has me tearing up. Please give me some advice on what I can do here. I'm doing breast compressions (they don't seem to be helping), I'm eating oatmeal...I don't know what else to do.
First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.