Hi, Our start at breastfeeding was really challenging but things are going well now at 10 weeks, so I really wanna do my best not to mess this up!
I'll be working once a week, starting in 2 weeks and I will be away for 5-6 hours.
My MIL will be taking care of DS but she is clueless concerning feeding on hunger cues and has one of those schedulling mentalities. She is very gentle and caring with the babies but I have to say she irritates me a bit, cause she says things like "when are you going to start bottlefeeding", "but he just nursed, are you nursing again?", and "he's using you as a pacifier". But I'm sure she means well and don't wanna go into an argument, so I have to give her simple rules for when she ll be taking care of DS.
I was thinking I'd nurse around 12 pm, leave a 4 oz bottle for 3 pm and be back at 6 pm to nurse again. Is this ok? Is 4 oz enough or should I leave more? I'll be pumping 20 min at 3 pm, is it enough?
Also worried because he feeds on hunger cues, sometimes every 2h, sometimes hourly. But this would be too complicated for mil and feeding more frequently would lead to her overfeeding him, I'm sure! (since he guzzles down everything given in a bottle).
Thanks for your input!