I have a 5 week old son (born on 3/10/2013) who has been breastfeeding well. (He gained 4 lbs in one month!) This is my second child and with my first child I breastfed for over a year.
I work from home tutoring children and I will be starting that up towards the end of May, which would put him at 10 weeks.
If I had it my way, I would not bother with the pump at all but since I will be teaching at least three hours each day during the weekdays, a caregiver would have to bottlefeed him while I teach.
I have been pumping around 9:30am, at noon and around midnight and I yield about 3.25-about 3.75oz.
Would it be alright to just simply skip that three hour time slot when my son is bottlefed and just pump twice in the daytime and once at night and not have to worry about milk supply diminishing? All the other times I will be breastfeeding. I think I have trained myself to have an extra supply during the early part of the day and at night.
Any tips would be much appreciated.