I'm hoping maybe you girls can help out with this issue.
My BFF's little sister has a 3 month old little girl. She has been bf'ing since birth. Unfortunately the timing of the baby wasn't the best as her and her DH finalized buying a business when the baby was just a month old. It's a very small business and they are working non-stop. It's a meat locker and this time of year is extremely busy with deer season. I wanted to tell you that little bit to give you some back story. She's doing her best to pump at work, but she basically doesn't have enough time to get in more than 1 pumping session while she's there. There's lots of men in and out and she can't do it in the shop for sanitary reasons anyway so she goes out to her car to pump.
Her sister (my BFF) watches the baby during the day and the stash of frozen boob juice is gone now so they are trying to get her as much ebm as possible, but are having to supplement with formula for the rest. They're really not pushing that much formula, maybe 2 4oz bottles a day. Well, she won't take it! At all! She will go for 8 hours without eating if all you have to offer is formula. She's started rearranging her eating pattern to be able to do it. She's now eating all night long and not eating at all during the day, so she's switched her day and night eating to compensate. Well, needless to say, her mommy is not getting much sleep with her attached to her boob all night and the the amount of calories and water she needs to keep up her supply cannot be feasibly met at night when she's eating the most now.
I've already hounded her about making more time to pump during the day, even if it means they have to work longer by half an hour a day. She just can't do it though. They are already going to be working 12 hour days now until deer season is over. It will be a little easier once deer season is over, but that's not for another month or so.
I have been trying to pump to get some saved up to offer her, but once my supply establishes I can't manage to pump any out.
Any ideas or suggestions?
They have tried different brands of formula. Today BFF is trying the ready made formula instead of the powder to see if that will make a difference. They've tried different waters to see if maybe that would make a difference. She's just got one he!! of a stubborn streak