Hi. My baby is a week shy of 4 months old and I've been back to work FT for a few weeks.
Here is our current schedule:
Early a.m. Nurse
7:00 a.m. Nurse
9:45 a.m. Bottle feed at daycare (3.5-5 oz)
2:45 p.m. Bottle feed (3.5-5 oz)
Evening Feed on demand, usually 5:30, 7, 9
So you can see that I am pumping up to 45 minutes AFTER her feed at daycare. Thing is, the later I pump, the more milk I get--up to 1.5 oz more at 10:30 than I'd get at 9:45. Which is great--BUT--does that mean she is getting *less* at the breast at noon and after work? Should I try to pump when she gets fed at daycare and get less milk, or pump when I have been?
I send what I pump and do not dip into my freezer stash, which I rotate by sending frozen on Mondays.
So far she and I have been well-matched for supply and demand. Just don't want to create problems down the road. She has been STTN from the very beginning with some exceptions during growth spurts and no attempt to wake her for a feed is met with success (just put that in there to head of concerns that she isn't nursing enough). She is gaining well (on the small end but following her own curve) and having good diapers and development.