Meghann - posted on 09/09/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have just begun giving my baby to a nanny while I get back to work, mostly researching in the library. Pumping is thus difficult, if not practically impossible. But after listening to the experiences of friends and other mothers, I was thinking that I could nurse the baby before dropping him off, at 8am, and nurse him when I pick him up, around 4pm. He is a very good eater and doesn't really nurse much in the day, except when he goes down for a nap. In fact, I thought he would have problems sleeping without nursing while with the nanny but actually he sleeps really well there. At lunch he apparently drinks very little of his bottle of expressed milk (around 60mL or so if any...) Again, at home, he nurses pretty well at this time, before going to sleep.
I would love to hear what other mothers might think of this schedule, that is 7:30 feeding and 4 pm feeding, plus before bed and during the night. I am only worried that he not be getting enough breast milk, as, ideally, I would like to keep breastfeeding for two years or so.
Thanks so much for any ideas or feedback!