Re: pumping once a day
Many mothers who are teachers are only able to pump once a day.
You should be able to continue this one pumping each day as long as you want, and continue to nurse at night at on weekends as you want.
When you first go back to work, and Mondays, you may feel a bit full, due to waiting to nurse.
To provide enough milk for their children while they are apart, many teachers find that they need to pump at other times. They'll pump one side while baby nurses on the other, or will pump after baby is done nursing.
Expect to spend at least part of your evening nursing your baby, too, as you reconnect to each other.
Most infants will need 1-1.5oz per hour that they are separated from their mother. So, if your baby will be in daycare 9hrs/day, expect baby to eat ab out 9-14oz each day. Baby will probably be eating about as often as s/he eats at home.
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