This is kind of a pumping post, but more working mom.
I have an overactive letdown, so the Sprout only eats off of one side, I double pump at work, and pump twice for 3 feedings. (I figure that equates to one extra feeding) I also have a bit of an oversupply issue.
I know I should be getting more than enough, but I don't know what to send to daycare. I pump 14+ ounces (today, after a light morning feeding, I pumped 18) I'm more empty pumping than nursing. I've been sending three four ounce bottles to daycare, and sometimes she downs all three, sometimes she doesn't. I would say she's doing between 10-12 ounces. Sometimes she seems to finish whatever is in the bottle when she gets in the "zone", like if there was more, she'd eat it. She's also had some issues with overeating and then spitting up a bunch (reflux as well), which is part of why she's a single side kid.
Ok, I know, get to the point. If she is finishing a bottle down to the last drop, and in the time it takes to get another one, she usually doesn't want it, does that mean she's getting enough? What happens with a growth spurt? Its not like I don't have the milk. My nickname is Silver Queen. (as in the milk dispenser, still trying to get the logo accross my boobs on a t-shirt) I have a freezer stash that's leaving no room for the frozen pizzas, and I'm seriously thinking about sharing what I've got and donating.
How do you work with the varrying needs of a little one when working?
Oh, stats, 7 pounds 14 ounces and 22" at birth, three months old, and right around 17 pounds and 27".