How many ounces per bottle if switching to formula. ON topic. Thanks. *EDIT*
Well, my daughter is 8 months and is able to feed herself bottles now. I'm ready to wean from nursing and pumping. I'm not going to give any lame excuses on why I'm doing it. The truth is, I want my life back. Yes, I know I will be washing more bottles than ever, yada, yada, yada. I've already weighed the pros and cons, but feel free to provide your suggestions if you think I'm making a mistake.
Here's my question. Since she is in day care while I'm at work, I need to know how many ounces to provide. With pumped milk, I would send three 5oz bottles. Should I be sending less, but bigger bottles with the formula? I am so confused on how to transition. Thanks, y'all!
EDIT: I should've been more specific when I said I want my life back. That did sound selfish, and I didn't mean it that way. I just want to get away from the pump. I hate it. I LOVE BFing. I think the suggestions to move to FF and solids during the day and BFing mornings, nights, and weekends is great. It sounds like I should be able to do that successfully without ruining my supply for those feedings. If that's the case, I'm totally on board. If I do that, the amount of bottles to clean won't change, so it would work out just fine.
Thanks to everyone who didn't bash my decision and those who said they respect my honesty. I'm glad I'm in this group because you're all very helpful and positive and supportive.