I ve returned to work part time (4hrs) 2 months ago, when my twin DDs were 8 months. I have to commute and in total i m away from home 6hrs. My DH is staying at home with my DDs. I pump at work, but DDs wont take the bottle, they drink some from a cup or mixed in their cereal. We throw away a lot (up to 50%).
There is no real appropriate place at work to pump. I share my office with 2 more people and sometimes i manage to pump in the office while others are at the lunch break (i simply lock the door), sometimes i have to go the day care (about 100 m away) and pump there. Considering the fact that i m at work for just 4 hrs - i m not very happy to spend about 1/2 hour going there, pumping and coming back.
I BF my DDs just before i leave to work and right after i come home. And then once more in the evening and of course all night long (every 2-4 hours). When I m away they eat solids, drink water.
I do only 1 pumping session. 2 months ago i ve expressed about 500ml (17 oz) per session, nowadays only 300ml (10 oz). Girls eat more solids now.
I really dont like to pump... especially because so much of my milk gets down the drain... This week it happened already twice that i didnt have time to pump. My breast was huge when i came home, but the DDs took care of it pretty fast. They ve drained both breasts before I ve put them to bed.
If i ve continue not pumping at work - will my milk production decrease? Or it will stay at the same level as they ve drunk it all before the night?
If it means a decrease I ll continue pumping, but i m really tempted to skip this pumping altogether...
Sooner or later I ll have to work full time and in 2 and half months our parental leave will be over and our DDs will have to go to the day care - the one where i m going to pump now (yes, at my work we have a day care, but no BF room). Then i could go there and BF them during my lunch break - and never have to pump even if i work 8hrs.
What do you think - should i continue pumping for this 2.5 months?
Thank you very much!