I am heading back to work next week (my son is now 7 weeks) and I have some storage questions. How long can you comfortably keep BM refrigerated before freezing?
My son is also still a very frequent feeder (1.5-2 hours during the day for about 20 minutes). I'm not sure if it is truly all that he is hungry or more for comfort nursing (I'm going to miss sweet snuggling all day). I work 12 hour shifts so will be gone for at least 13 hours/day. How much do you suggest he eats for the day? My mom will be keeping him these first few months (as she did my daughter as well). She was a frequent nurser as well and I feel like my mom may have overfed her as I was always short on supply.
I am very proud of the freezer supply I have built up so far, but it is also sometimes very difficult to get my pump sessions in at work (we are a very busy high risk unit). This is another reason why I'm sure my supply was always short.
One last thing...with eating oatmeal to boost supply, do you eat it just when you need a boost or can you eat it everyday? Didn't know if I would get "immune" to it's boosting abilites.