Re: Coordinating feeding/pumping with caretaker
I just made sure to pump the same number of times that my LO eats, but not worry about when I did it -- just spaced it out according to my schedule. So she would eat usually around 9:30, 11:30 and 2:00, but I would pump around 8:30, 11:00 and 2:00. I tried to schedule my last pumping around 1.5 to 2 hours from when I'd be home and nursing LO, if possible. Also, we had that problem with the nanny feeding too late for a while. I started to tell my nanny what time I'd be home each day (it varied by a little) and would say "Don't feed her after 3:00," for example. If she was really starving, I'd let her give her an ounce or something. We were also overfeeding for the first few weeks and she wouldn't nurse when I got home. It took some adjusting to get to the right amount for us (3.5 oz every 2-3 hours).
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.