My 5 mo is just starting at daycare this week after a couple of months of being home with daddy after I went back to work. When she was at home, I would nurse on demand in the morning before work, then pump on my way to work in the car, then every 2-3 hours after that.
The daycare is a 10 minute walk from my office and I have a flexible work schedule, so I feel really lucky that most days I'll be able to go over and nurse at lunchtime whenever she's hungry. Her teachers are super accommodating about this and are happy to call me when she's hungry around lunch time. They also said I could call before I come, or I could come at a pre-set time and they will plan for that... I'm not sure what is best.
My office is a 30 minute drive from my home. So I will probably nurse baby before getting out of bed in the morning, then drive to daycare, nurse her before I leave her there, go back at lunch and nurse again. Then I'd like them to avoid giving her a bottle (or at least avoid a big bottle) close to pick-up time and I can nurse her before I leave with her at the end of the day. My hours at work will be roughly 9-5, so I'm thinking I'll nurse at 8:30, 5:15 and sometime in between.
When should I be pumping then? Mid-morning and mid-afternoon? Does anyone else here have a similar set-up and can share their routine?