I will be returning to work next Tuesday and I'm not sure what to do about pumping.
My LO is 11wks. For the first week I was pumping after each feeding and I'm not sure if that caused an oversupply or if I'm just programmed that way. But thanks to LLforums and advise on here to other moms, I stopped pumping and started feeding on demand and only one side at a time. My supply is fairly well regulated now! So, my delima is this...I need to start pumping to get a small stash for day 1, do I pump only the one side after he is done nursing? And then when I go back to work I'm thinking I will only be able to pump every 4hrs (he usually nurses every two).so do I drain both sides? Will the four hours affect my supply greatly? I will be working 3 12 hr shifts so I will BF on days off. Do I continue to pump both sides on days off after he is done!? I'm pretty nervous about creating an OS issue again. Any advise is greatly appreciated!!!