Hello, I am new to LLL and this is my first post. I have used the site to get through a few rough patches in the last 7 wks with our first (a little boy!) and overall our BF experience has been a positive one!
I will be returning to work around March 20th. I have pumped successfully and LO takes an occasional bottle from Dad or me just fine. He had some formula during last growth spurt, no more than 4 oz per day for a week or so, and is now back to EBF.
My concern is this: my job does not always allow for planned breaks (I work in healthcare, as a lab technologist) That is to say, I may get breaks one day and no breaks the next, depending on the workload, STATs, staffing etc. In short the reality is I may not always get the time I need to pump at work. (Also Daddy has said he really wants to feed little one too!)
I work from 2nd shift and would like to BF my LO in the mornings and at night when I get home, and possibly give some formula during the day. Any advice on this idea? How can I regulate my milk supply to do this?