Hello. I just returned to work full-time as a high school teacher. 6 month old DD is home with DH during the day. I am gone from 7 am - 3:30 pm. I pump 2x at work and leave DH with about 10 - 12 ozs. Anyway, while DD will tolerate the bottle, she is just not that interested in drinking while I am gone. DH has been able to get her to take anywhere from 5 - 7 ozs over an 8-9 hr. period. DD is happy, smiley, napping well and is 80th % for weight and off the charts for height. We CD and DH says he thinks she's been having about 5-6 wet diapers during the day.
I am totally dismayed, though, by her nighttime sleep situation and my lackthereof. She had been doing a 6 hr stretch then a 4 then a 2 until around 3 months when it got a bit more frequent. Now it feels like I am lucky to get a 3 hr stretch. I suspect that she is reverse cycling and taking in most of her milk at night since I don't think she's getting enough during the day. She's in a crib in my room b.c she is extremely active and has begun scooting and keeps DH and I both up when we cosleep.
Anyone have any experience dealing with reverse cycling? Do you think she's getting enough during the day? Is it possible to "fix" it? Does it go away? I am more sleep deprived now than I was when she was a newborn only now I am working 40 hrs/week, trying to be a good mom to my 4 year old, and trying to function.