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Little man (9 1/2 months) needs more milk than I can pump while at work. He needs 4- 3 oz bottles. This is taking in to consideration me feeding him, finishing our morning routine, getting him to daycare, my commute to work, work, my commute to daycare and the elementary school, getting home, getting all three kids in the house and somewhat settled. Using the 1 - 1.25 oz per every hour he is away from me we need (at most) 12.5 oz. We have found that 4 three oz bottles work best and keep him happy. He still wants to feed immediately upon getting hom, so I don't feel he is getting too much. My routine is not flexible.
I can pump usually 9 - 10 oz while at work, so I am 2 - 3 oz short. I am dipping into my freezer stash for this. Is that ok? Is it going to hurt my supply?
He feeds on both sides of the mornings, so pumping one side while he feeds on the other has not worked well for me. He is sleeping through the night. I can't add any extra pumping sessions at work. My freezer stash is more than adequate to accomodate this for a few months.
Any other suggestions? Thanks.