so if bf is supply and demand, and my son eats one side still usually per feed, anywhere from 2-3 hours (longer sometimes at night), the one side may not get emptied for 4-6 hours-do I not pump on the missed breast? I read the recommendations of pumping once a day and try same time a day-I like that there was a definate answer. So my body just will sustain this status quo and not "dry up" if the other isn't used for such a long time??!
I will have to go back to work in a few weeks, and I bought the cheap electric pump-which my body doesn't seem to respond to? I can be using for 15 minutes and nothing-but get 5 oz from the hand held one. Did I get used to the hand held? Should I continue to try to acclamate to this new one or just bite the bullet and invest in the expensive one?!
Oh-I had been pumping likely too much too, was around 1-2 times a day maybe more, very inconsistent. I now should just clearly back off? If the one is more full usually and starts to get sore from engorgement, should I empty just a little for relief until the production evens out?
How often would it be recommended I pump at work? Every 4 as if he was waking at night to feed?