Okay guys so here's the deal.
Baby boy is due the 27th of this month.
The beginning of next semester is January 14th. Therefor, my son will be anywhere from 5-7(8 maybe?) weeks old.
I want to breastfeed exclusively.
I am currently looking at my options for setting up a schedule.
It's looking like this,
I'll be gone two days a week for 4 1/2 hours each day.
He will be with his father during this time.
any of you mommas been in this situation?
How did it work for you? How was your baby? How were you?
If you pumped, do you have a suggestion for one that works to suit these needs?
(this is really the only time I'll be away from him).
Really, any input/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Im quite nervous as to how this will all work
but I am very determined to continue my education.
Thanks everyone :]
Katie - Married to Mike 06/02/01, Mom to Sydney Anne born 11/21/09 and Alice Maeryn & Oliver Thomas born 04/24/13
For a 4-5 hour absence you'll probably need two small bottles of 2 oz or when a bit older one 3-4 oz bottle. Bottles at any age of a ebf bottle should never be more than 5 oz and better to break up the feedings for a little guy.
I'd plan on pumping once or twice during that time and then adding in am daily pumping session in the morning to build a stash.
Also, don't ever give bottles other than when you are in class and you should not personally give the bottles.