I am going back to work soon, full time...I am usually gone 9-10 hours (including commute) per day. I have a small freezer stash built up - about 15 5 oz. bags. My LO is 14 weeks. Any bottles we have given have been no more than 2 or 3 oz. because we were usually giving him "extra" after nursing, like before bed.
Since he is pretty much EBF, I have NO idea how much he eats per feeding! I don't think pumping is a good indication, because he doesn't always take both sides, or he doesn't always eat for as long as a pumping session, but sometimes he eats longer!
How much thawed breastmilk should I leave for him, if I am gone 9 hours? I know thawed milk is only good for 24 hours, and I don't want to waste any. 10 oz.? 15 oz.? What does your average 3 1/2 month old eat? I know "average" doesn't really exist, but I would like a ballpark figure so I am not either starving or overfeeding DS while I am at work. Thanks!