Re: A few more questions
How many times are you pumping, for how long and how much milk are you getting total? Do you stop pumping before the milk stops coming out?
When I first came back to work, I needed to pump twice for a longer time, so that I could make sure I got all the milk out instead of three times. When I pumped three times, I would get too much milk and then I had an issue with engorgement on the weekends when I was at home. Also, I would stop pumping before the milk stopped coming out because I would get freaked out about how much I was getting. Originally I pumped at 7:30, 11:30ish and 3:00ish. I moved it to 9:30ish and 2:30ish. My baby is 6.5 months old, and now I pump two or three times a day. Some days I have a long meeting, so I pump a bit before and then after.
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months