Cecilia - posted on 07/26/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )
I am a teacher, coach, and new mom who is wanting to breastfeed as long as possible. Once school starts I will only be able to pump during lunch at 11:30 and during my conference at 3:00. In the mornings I will be dropping her off at daycare at 6:30 but she will be able to nurse once in the mornings and I will try to pump a little then too. I am nervous that pumping so far and few between during the day will reduce my milk flow. One night a week I will be home late from games and may have to go a long time without pumping. She is about to be 4 months old and I think its time for a growth spurt again, how do I know how much milk she should be eating or will be eating. I just don't want to go to formula but am afraid I will have to suppliment during the day. Will I still keep my milk as long as she is nursing in the mornings and at night?
P.S. in the evenings sometimes she fights me to feed like there isn't anything there could this be from eating from a bottle all day?
Any support or info on any of my "I know I'm crazy" issues :) would be great.