My 9 week old nurses every 3 hours between 5 AM and 7 PM. Then I put him down to sleep around 7 PM and he only nurses once (sometimes twice) until 5 AM. This is great for my sleep, but my breasts get pretty full during the 5 hours stretches.
DS nurses on one breast during each feeding, occasionally he will take some from the 2nd breast, but not always and never during the late night feeding when he is so sleepy. So again, I am usually "uneven" and very full on one side!
I pump bilaterally twice a day: one hour after a midday feeding so DH can give DS one bottle a day in the evening (getting DS used to bottle for when I go back to work). I pump a second time while DH is bottle feeding so that I can empty out before the long stretch and will add that to my freezer stash.
My two questions are:
1) Should I adjust my pumping schedule so that I am less full during the evening stretches? The exact time he gets up is pretty unpredictable, so I am afraid to pump and not have enough for him if he gets up shortly after that.
2) Nursing more during the day and less at night -- will this affect my supply at all?
I appreciate all comments!