Just wondered what some people think about how much I am pumping if it seems like a good amount to keep doing with what babies eating while im away.
My LOs bottle feedings seem to vary! She usually seems to eat on average 8-10oz give or take a little at daycare. Usually more with my husband for some reason (as much as 16 one day, but average maybe 12 with him) & I am away usually 11 hours? But she will eat like 1.5oz then a couple hours later maybe 3, then a few later maybe 4, then say another couple hours or a few another 1-1.5. Sometimes the amounts more consistent just varies. With my husband it is usually 3-4 oz a feeding! Her amounts have increased tho, she was beginning off only eating 1-1.5 ounces every idk 2-3 hours? When i first went back to work.
She feeds off one breast when I BF her. (Also spreading out her feedings with me when I am off- Was feeding every 1-1.5 hours for a long time, now its every 2-3 more so).
Here is how im roughly pumping:
7 or 730am- 4-6 oz depending when I last fed her!
1030 (Most days unless super busy)- 4 oz
1230 (lunch)- 4oz
330ish- 4 oz.
So I usually come home with about 16? Is this too much? or good? I don't wanna pump to little. Ive always seemed to have a good supply and can pump 4 oz in like 5-10 minutes! But also don't want to over produce where it causes too much at once for her bc I know my let down is fast. Some times she does choke once or twice while feeding- comes off and re latches. But its always been that way. Sometimes I let down a little in a towel but shell get mad if I wait too long. lol.
Also side question- the past couple days all of the sudden she has not wanted to bf when I get home! She wouldn't even latch, just got upset and turned her head away. I ended up getting her to giving her the paci and then taking it out and sneaking in. Once shes on and eating shes perfectly fine! This usually happens for 2 feedings then the 3rd early am shell latch herself...... Then like this am before work I fed her and had to use paci again bc she started to get upset and I didn't want her to go there bc I don't wanna cause a bad experience for her bfing! Never had issues weve had a great bfing experience so far. This is just all the sudden. Do you think shes just used to the immediate flow of the bottle and its just easier? (I work FT so she gets a bottle 5 days a week while im away, then I feed when im home and overnight a couple times and on weekends!) Bc once she latches shes perfectly fine.... idk I was stumpted the other day like what is going on!? I wanna make sure to keep the experience good for her so I can keep bfing at home.