These may seem like stupid questions, but..
I am starting to pump this week, going back to work in 2 months and would like to introduce bottle in the next few weeks for dad to feed.
I know that I am supposed to start pumping in the morning after a feed.
Do I pump both breasts? For how long? I pumped half an ounce in 5 minutes from my emptiest breast this morning.
My little guy sometimes takes from both, sometimes doesn't, and since I recently started having him go on both, he feeds better and more on the right, and so it is bigger than the left.
So should I only pump the one that he took from in the morning?
If he takes both, should I pump both?
I am going to give him the half ounce tonight and see if he takes it. At some point I need to start getting more out, just not sure about the mechanics and scheduling of such an endeavor. My baby feeds sometimes hourly sometimes every 3-4 hours and I don't want to be in a situation where he is hungry and I have no milk?
Experienced mothers, please let me know what the best strategy is?