Ok so I have been back at work for almost two weeks, my daughter is 12 weeks and has been at day care for 3 weeks. The daycare has said that I am not providing enough expressed milk and that she is hungry.
Usually I nurse her at home after she wakes up and within an hour of that I drop her off at daycare for 9 hours. When she first started daycare she had been drinking 10-12oz (4 feedings) of expressed milk and when she got home wanted to nurse almost immediately. She will nurse generally twice if not three times before going to sleep for the night. I started giving them 2.5oz more per day and they still say she is hungry. I have realized that I have depleted the extra milk stored for late night feeding for any daddy feedings. I guess I am not pumping enough to meet her needs according to daycare and have extra but I do not want to give her formula if I do not have to.
The past 4-5 days my daily pumping/feeding routine has been brutal:
nurse when baby wakes 7am
pump (15mins) before work 8:30 am yields 1-1.5oz
pump 3x (15mins each) while I am at work- normal yield is 2-3.5oz bottles & 1-3oz bottle
Nurse when first at home 6:15, again at 7:30-8pm sometimes again at 9:30
pump before bed 10:45pm
nurse when baby wakes 1am
nurse when baby wakes 3:30 am
nurse when baby wakes 5:30 am
With all the nursing in the middle of the night I cannot consider pumping in the middle of the night. Some nighttime feedings last 45min-an hour! I feel like I am barely getting any sleep.
What can I do? I feel like I am making the most milk I could possibly but it is not enough.