Daycare Schedule vs. BF Schedule

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Registered: 01-29-2005
Daycare Schedule vs. BF Schedule
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 9:41pm

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a really tough time calculating this out!!

DD has always been fed on demand. Nurses roughly every 2-4 hours during the day still. 9.5 months.

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Registered: 09-10-2009
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 9:50pm

Gosh, that's a tough time. I was very fortunate that when I worked, Kevin went to an in home daycare who pretty much fed whatever I wanted whenever I wanted.

Hopefully some other daycare center mamas can chime in with their experiences.

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Registered: 11-06-2006
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 11:38pm

First and foremost, I'm sorry you're having to deal with this. I understand the frustrations that come with daycare sometimes. Be grateful you made it this long before she had to start!

I really think I would make an appointment to speak to the daycare's director about this. Regardless of what the providers think, this is your child and you should be making the decisions regarding what she is fed. If they do not follow specific instructions that you leave, there could be penalties (possibly including revocation of license) depending on where you live, so this should be taken seriously by the director.

I got much the same story about DS when he was about that age. I finally agreed that they could give him purees (because that was all that was allowed in that room) once a day, and then offer a few cheerios or such during the second feeding of the day. I figured at least that way he was feeding himself and probably wouldn't eat nearly as much as if they fed him a second meal of purees. Maybe that would be an option for you too? I'm honestly really shocked that she's eating all that and taking 8oz of EBM in less than 5 hours. I don't know how you feel about letting them feed her more solids at school and cutting back on the amount of breastmilk that you send... that could be another option since she really doesn't need 8oz in such a short period of time.

Does she attend daycare every day?

I'm tired, so I hope this is making sense.