Really looking for some advice on how to bridge the gap here.
Next weekend, I'll be leaving my DD with her (very beloved and trusted) daycare provider from at the longest Thursday morning through Sunday morning. Might be shorter, but I'm planning wost case.
She has done overnights before and is fine with that. Very comfortable and everything.
My question is - I have a stash of about 30 oz give or take. I calculate (based on how much she typically takes during the day and her night and morning nursings) she'll need 60oz to get her through that long of a time away.
I have only 8 days to save up another 30 oz, which seems impossible.
I already pump 4x per day at work and can't get more than 2 to 3oz per pump session, which is what she needs during the day.
I have a dud side, which I can pump on while she nurses on the good size morning and evening. I can add a pump session after she goes to bed, and in the night if needed.
If I still don't have enough, here are my options:
1) have the DCP supplement if needed with formula. This would be a first and I have no idea how she would react. But she's 10 months and BFing is solid. I don't fear for my supply as I'll be pumping around the clock while away. Typical concerns with a newborn and formula are just about gone. I would not continue using it after the separation...
2) have the DCP supplement if needed with cow's milk or soy milk or ???. Again - would be a first.
3) Have the DCP offer her less breast milk during the day (maybe smaller bottles), and more solids (which she LOVES). She could easily fill up on yogurt, fruit, crackers, etc. And we're headed into that territory anyway since I plan to pump wean after 12 months.
What would you do?