I am going back to work January 2nd My LO will be 9 weeks old. Fortunately, I will be going back part time. My question is this. How much freshly pumped milk should I have on the day I go back to work. And how big should my supply be in the freezer? I've got about 16oz in there right now. I've done some test pumps when she is eating in the morning. She'll eat on one side and I'll pump the other. The most I get out will be about 3 ounces. I pumped this morning because hubby and I are going to our work Christmas party and got 2oz. off one side. I pump maybe once a day for a freezer stash.
I'm really nervous about going back and having to pump. She has not had a drop of formula, which is how I would LOVE to keep it. When I went back to school after I had my son I was pumping and the only place they allowed me to pump was the bathroom. (I NOW know that is illegal, unfortunately I was unaware of that at the time.) I could only get about an ounce out of each side. That pump literally sucked! WIC loaned it to me it was a large green pump and it was very hard to maneuver and work with. The pump I have now is a Madela Symphony, considering my "luck" with pumping in the past it looks as if things are getting better, right?
-How do I keep my supply up when I'm pumping?
-How long should each pumping session last?