My son turns 8 months tomorrow and this was his first week of daycare. I have pumped here and there in the past, usually for specific occasions, nothing very regular. I started pumping regularly a few weeks ago to build up a store of milk, but in one week it's already down to nothing! He only needs two bottles at daycare each day, but I'm pumping 3-4 times a day and only managing to get one feeding. And given the nature of my work, I won't be able to pump every day, or at least not as many times.
If my supply doesn't increase very soon, I am going to have to start giving him formula, which I really hate to do. I'm sort of hoping that he'll soon move to a schedule where he only needs one bottle at daycare, so that I'll be able to keep up, but I think he's still young for that. Has anyone else had this situation? Do I just need to give myself more time for my supply to increase? Should I forgive myself for giving him one feeding of formula a day?