hi lovely ladies
Am having some concerns about pumpg and storing breastmilk for my newborn.
When you ladies pump, when did you do it? Was it before a feed, after a feed or between feeds? And when you pumped, did you pump yr breasts dry and completely empty?
Currently I pump before each feed to soften my breasts. I store this milk but as am wondering if its worth if its just foremilk.
I also pump after each feed to the point of emptying the breast and store this milk too. ( I thought that by emptying the breast, I can get as much hindmilk as possible). I dun know if this is causing oversupply though, cause my breasts get so engorged and painful between feeds (My newborn feeds every 2 hrs.).
How does one store breastmilk for further usage via pumping without causing an imbalance in supply? I want to store bmilk for my newborn as I will be away from her for a month in 3 mths time, yet it seems that pumpg is making my supply go into overdrive!