Yesterday, 06:42 PM
When it comes to building your stockpile, once again you have plenty of options! Good position to be in, right? Anyway, you could start by doing a single a.m. pump session, and see what you get. You could pump just one side or pump both. You could pump every day or every other day or every couple of days, depending on how much milk you get and how much your oversupply seems to be affected by the pumping. A conservative approach would be to pump one breast and to space out the morning pump sessions by a day or two.
Alternately, you could choose to pump later in the day, when oversupply is less of an issue for you. In fact, pumping a single breast right after baby goes to bed might be the most conservative approach to pumping, since most moms find that milk supply is lowest in the evening. I doubt pumping in the evening would cause engirgement, and if it did, it would be relatively easy to treat it by waking the baby to nurse.
Is the baby sleeping through the night? If so, waking him to nurse a few times overnight might really help with oversupply issues, because the breast would not get quite so full by morning.
I personally would pump the unused breast, but not empty it all the way. I would try to stop after 2-3 oz. Leaving a fair amount of milk in the breast in between nursing/pumping sessions will eventually signal your body to throttle back on production.