I'm so happy for this forum! My son is 3.5 mos and aprox. 15.5 lbs (he's big!). When I’m home with him breastfeeding he gets enough milk, this is evidenced by his adequate weight gain when I was home with him for the first 3 months exclusively BF. However, now that I'm back at work and he’s in daycare, usually for 4-5 hours day, he needs more food when bottle fed. When bottle fed (at day care or when I leave him with someone) he usually needs 6oz every 1-1.5 hours! I'm fairly certain that he doesn’t get that at my breast per feeding. I don’t know why he needs so much more food. More importantly, I can’t pump enough to feed him at day care. It's impossible for me to, in addition to feeding him, pump at least 3 6oz bottles. I do pump at work when I can but I don’t have too much time and can get maybe 6oz. total. I try to pump at home as well but it's not enough for daycare.
Starting tomorrow I have no choice but to also feed him formula at daycare. I’m frustrated b.c I know if I was home with him I could exclusively BF. Any ideas about what might be going on? and/or how to get more milk from pumping.
Thanks so much!