Today was my third day back to work. It's going well and my pumping has been good as well. I'm getting between 3 and 6 oz per session. My question is what should my goal be per session?
1. to empty the breast
2. A certain amount of time, i.e. 15min
3. To pump a certain amount each time
So far my baby isn't taking a bottle well. That is another issue, but we are working on it. She is only taking 1 to 2oz per day, however she comes to my work for an hour at lunch every day, and I get two nursings in. Right now I'm pumping way more than she is eating. That would be great to build a stock but unfortunetly I don't have a good freezer for that right now.
So while pumping, I'm just not sure when to stop. It seems like the milk flows well for a solid 15 minutes or I have several let downs in rapid succession. I've been stopping at 15 min just because I'm pissed for time, but would love some advice on this issue. Also, any suggestions on what to do with extra milk before it goes bad?