My baby will be 14 weeks old this Friday and currently I am on my 4th day back at work. I'm struggling a bit to figure out the breastfeeding/pumping schedule every day. At work I have been able to successfully pump 3 times a day and end up pumping a few more ounces than she needs for the 3 bottles the following day. Where I am struggling the most is knowing how many breastfeeding sessions I should be fitting in when we are together.
She is typically going to bed around 6:30pm which is when I feed her last for the day and then sleeps until about 4 or 5am. When she sleeps until 4am I feed her right away and then try to feed her one more time before leaving by 7:30am. When we get home I try to feed her right at 4:30 or 5:00pm even if her last bottle was 3:30 and then again around 6:30 before she sleeps. Am I trying to cram too much in during the evenings? Also, every now and then (but so far not a day when I have been working) she sleeps until 6:30am. If she was to do this during a work day I would only get one breastfeeding session in before work for a total of 3 instead of 4. Is that ok or should I be making her wake up at 5:00?
I hope this makes sense. I might be over-thinking this all, but I just want to make sure she is getting enough. I really want to make breastfeeding work even though I'm back at work. Thank you for your help!