Hey all! I delivered my first child on the 15th, a sweet baby girl that we named Roslyn. I'm thrilled to start this parenting journey, but what's most daunting is the feeding schedule. We really want to feed our baby breast milk, but we had some issues with her having no interest in eating at all after she was born. She wouldn't latch or suckle on breast or bottle. She ended up in the NICU for 2 days on IV antibiotics and had to have a load of mucus pumped out of her stomach before she showed any interest in eating. I began pumping right away to establish a supply. We finally have her eating out of a bottle. We haven't tried to put her to breast again because the doctors advised bottle feeding to monitor her intake, given the issues she was having before. I'm not producing quite enough milk for her, so I'm pumping frequently and trying to get as much as I can out of myself each time to increase supply. It's recommended that I pump and bottle feed Roslyn every three hours on a schedule since she doesn't display feeding cues on her own. My concern is the pumping/feeding schedule. It takes me a good hour to pump, with washing and assembling all the pump parts each time, getting my flow started, and then the time it takes to actually pump. Then it takes a good half hour to feed Roslyn and convince her to eat her full meal. This gives me an hour and a half between each feeding to feed myself or get any sleep and it's just not enough. It's especially not going to be enough when I have to go back to work in 5 weeks. How does anyone else who bottle feeds breast milk manage to do it? What kind of schedule do you follow? Do you have any tips or tricks for reducing the amount of time it takes to pump? Does it get easier the more you do it? How do working moms who return to work 6 weeks postpartum manage nighttime feedings and working full time during the day without completely burning out? At what point do babies typically eat enough at one feeding to reduce the number of feedings in a 24 hour period? Sorry if these questions seem stupid. This is my first baby so I'm still learning.