I'm into my second week back at work and my 5 month old daughter is very inconsistent about her sleeping and eating schedule. I know some people just pump at set times, like 9, 12, and 3, but I don't know how that can consistently work-- she may nurse at 6am or as late as 7:30 am with me, so a 9 am pump may not yield enough for the next day.
Related issue--I tried a 9, 12, 3 pump schedule and Friday I got home, breasts full and ready to feed and her nanny had just fed her a bottle. For the past 2 days I've asked the nanny to text me when she thinks the last feed will be so I can try to pump accordingly and be full when she's ready, but this doesn't seem realistic to keep up while trying to focus on work!
I feel so out of sync with my baby and I'm basically worried about not pumping enough if I don't time it right, and conversely not having enough when we are reunited. How do others do this? Suggestions?