HELP! Going back to work, he is 10 months old.
I'm scatter brained and don't know what to do. So forgive me, I know all of these questions get asked frequently.
First: how much milk does he need per day? I will be working 11am to 4pm. But I have an orientation that is 8-4 the first day only.
next: daycare wants unfrozen milk. So help me figure out the logistics with that. How do I unthaw it properly? I honestly only have 5 ounces frozen right now because I hated pumping and I didn't have a need for making a "stash" like some people do.
pumping: today he nursed at 11. I pumped for 15 minutes at 1 o'clock and only got 2 ounces, that's from both breasts combined total of 2 ounces. I remember when he was younger I pumped a few times and got like 7 ounces in that same time. :/ is this a supply issue? How will I be able to pump enough before I start work on Sept 8th?
*pumping membranes seem fine, as I said they haven't been used a lot or anything.
I'm really stressing out right now. :(
ETA: also should he get milk from a sippy cup? Or bottle? Any recommendations on brands or types of sippy? He has a sippy that he drinks a few gulps of water from like once a day.
I also read about reverse cycling... Maybe he won't even really drink that much milk at day care...?