Baby girl is nearly 10 weeks old and will be staying home with stay-at-home dad.
I teach at a college; my normal schedule will be:
M 1-4; 6-9
W 7:45-11:30; 6-8
So, the most I'll be gone at a time is 3.5 hours at a time. Is this a good schedule? Should I redo it?
I've been freezing milk in 2.5oz amounts--is that the right amount for when I'm gone 3.5 hours? I'll nurse her before I leave so at the 2 hour mark she might take 2.5oz, right? I also pump between nursing sessions and I have some 1oz bottles in the freezer he can use for a "top off" if he needs it.
Here's the problem, though. For 8 days before my normal schedule starts I have to work registration (full days). I'll go in from 8-5 and I can nurse at lunch, so would hubby only need about 2 3oz bottles for the day? I'll nurse before I leave at 8, she might eat at 10, I'll come home and nurse at noon, etc?
Going back to work has me all stressed out! I'm so committed to bfing exclusively for at least the first year and I desperately want things to work! I just don't know about bottles and pumping and how much to leave and if things will be okay...