Today, 12:08 PM
pumping every nursing session? this sounds very odd, who told you to do this? Unless you expect to have some serious issues with very poor milk producition, this is terrible advice. Pumping with some frequency might be an appropriate protocol for a mom with low milk production or if a baby cannot nurse or nurse well. But this kind of frequency of pumping is not only usually unneeded for building a stash for work, it is potentially going to cause many serious breastfeeding issues especially if done in the early weeks.
A newborn is likely to nurse as often as 12-15 or more times a day. So trying to pump every nursing session is not really realistic anyway. As pp says, the best way to get nursing off to a great start is to nurse, and nurse only, for as long as you possibly can. There are many other things to think about, as far as birth goes, early mother and baby togetherness (meaning mom holding baby, against her bare chest, as much as possible) Avoiding unnecessary separations in the hospital (for baths, etc- bathing baby after birth is not needed, and most needed procedures and tests can be done while mom holds baby) and positioning ideas that seem to help breastfeeding get off to a good start. Unless there are serious breastfeeding problems, pumping is NOT needed and may cause many issues if done when not needed.
You do not have much time, but I suggest order or have someone get you the book The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (8th edition) ASAP. It is available as a...