Re: Going back to work :( and pumping...
Sage, sage advice from the queen of pumping knowledge . If you do not follow this advice, you run a very high risk of "oh no, why am I not pumping enough anymore?!" If your output is less than your baby eats one day, you have to make up for however many ounces you are behind by either that same day after nursing sessions or on the weekend. There must always be "equal in, equal out." Never tell yourself, oh just take it out of the frozen milk, because this sends the message to your body to produce that much less on a daily basis. In fact, aim to have a slight surplus (0.5 - 1 oz extra daily), unless you have problems with oversupply.
Originally Posted by @llli*aprilsmagic
Some other words of advice: call your nanny on the way home to let her know, "I'm almost there, I will nurse him if he's hungry in the next few minutes." This way, there is just that much less milk that you are "deficient" by, i.e. that you need to pump for that day.
Pumping is the bane of my existence. It will soon become the bane of your existence. Become efficient in washing, storage, preparing your pumping bag in order to limit the daily urge to throw your pump across the room.
DS born 2/11: EBF for 11 months, BF for 4 years
DD born 11/14: came to the hospital crowning, had her the old fashioned way, EBF for almost 3 months and counting
Looking to adopt a toddler internationally in the next year or so...