My daughter will be 7 months old on the 17th. Currently we EBF and she gets 3 bottles at daycare. I nurse her within 30 minutes before she goes. She naps, and then they give her the first bottle - 6 ounces with probiotics & cod liver oil - around 3 hours later. She doesn't always take all 6 at once, but most of the time does. If not, they try again in an hour and she finishes it all. 3-3.5 hours after the first time they gave her the bottle, they give her the second bottle - another 6 ounces. So the first bottle is usually around 10:30am, the second usually around 1-2pm. I send a third bottle with about 3-4 ounces and they give her that usually around 4. She gets picked up between 5-53:0 and we're home in literally 2 minutes. The first thing I do is nurse her as soon as we get through the door. She is never, ever starving for food, and most times doesn't even do a full feed at that time.
With my first daughter - also brought to this same daycare (which I love actually), I had massive overproduction and supplied them with gallons of breastmilk. With my DD2 now, I can barely pump what she needs every day for daycare. They think I should be giving them 3-4 bottles, and all should be at least 6 ounces. I was giving them 5 ounces until they requested more a few times, so now she gets 6. But I don't pump enough during the day to give them what THEY want to give her, and she's not demanding it either from what a few of the women there tell me (only a few of the women are requesting more).
At home we nurse on demand and she's a great nurser. My question is, am I really not sending enough for the time she's there?