I am going back to work on April 27th and my LO will be almost 9 mths old. She'll do 3 days a week from 8am to 4pm. So far she has been fed mainly breast milk with formula top ups. My milk supply seems to have dwindled recently so she gets about 10oz formula a day now. She takes all her feeds from me - even the bottles and sometimes will only have the bottle when she can also comfort suck at the breast in between taking gulps of milk from the bottle.
Anyhow, this leads me to wonder how she'll cope at day care and what I can do to smooth the way. Also how can I keep up my supply.
My husband will take her and bring her home as the child care is at his work place (I wish I worked there too as I could go over and BF during breaks but I work in another city!). So I'll be leaving home at 7am and getting back at 6pm with 3hr commute. My workplace has no where to pump even the toilets are individual and don't have a communal wash area/changing room. I take the train so can't retreat to a car. I work for a small start-up company in a shared facility so I can't really demand anything as I know there just isn't the infrastructure to provide it. So what are the chances of being able to breast feed evening and night (I'm happy to do that as I can feed and sleep ) and keep up what supply I still have?
Finally what about routine? My LO has no routine at all. Somedays she'll sleep 3 hr from around 10 am and other days (more often) she'll just take a couple of 30min naps and it takes about an hour of feeding/comfort sucking to get her down for even those. I'm worried that she'll just be left to CIO or she won't get any sleep at all and be equally as upset.
Sorry so many questions...any advice would be appreciated.