OK, I apologize now if this is super long, just want to give all the details.
DD is 10 weeks old now. She is EBF on demand. I feel blessed to have 4 months maternity leave, so at this point I have a little more than 6 weeks left. I've arranged to start work again on a Thursday and then take the following two Wednesdays off to help us transition back to work. I'm trying to think ahead about how this is all going to work and need some advice since I have a few unique (but good) things that will affect us.
I work at a school as a librarian so I have a pretty flexible schedule even though I do teach classes. Also, by law I get 1 hour lunch, plus until she turns 6 months, I get an additional hour off to breastfeed. I'm also (fingers crosses) going to be hiring a nanny in the next few weeks. I've already pre-approved with my school that I can have the nanny bring DD to school so I can feed her. I also live only 5 minutes from work. I have a car, but the nanny will probably be taking the bus, which is still 5 min.
I will leave the house around 7 and will feed her just before I go. I'm done at 3:30 M-W-F and 4:30 on T-Th.
So here are some questions:
1. How [I]often[I] does baby eat while away from mom? Will she still be eating on demand, just from a bottle/cup?
2. If she comes to school around lunch time every day, how much do you think I will need to pump and leave with the nanny.
3. When should I start pumping as I have not done it at all yet? Also right now I only have a fridge with the freezer inside so I think I can only keep bm frozen in there for 2 weeks. I will hopefully be getting a better fridge/freezer in July.
4.When should I introduce a bottle?
For the first two months back I really have a lot of time to feed her, I'm just not sure how practical it will all be. I do love my job and I want to be there for my students too, but of course my DD is my priority. Any suggestions you all have would be great. We will have just three weeks off in July and when I return I don't get that extra hour off, but I still have permission to bring her to school so I want to keep that in mind when creating our routine also.
Thanks in advanced!