Re: Two ?'s: Places to Pump? and Should I Pump/Save Oversupp
I don't know if there are right and wrong answers for everything, but here are my thoughts
1) Does your office have a locking door, or is more of a cube? If it's an office with a door, I'd just pump there. Also, I have pumped and driven. I set everything up in the garage, with the pump on the passenger seat, two bottles attached to my hands free pumping bra and the whole she-bang plugged into my car (or maybe I used the battery pack, can't remember). I'd turn it on and start driving, and then when i was done pumping I'd just reach over, turn the pump off and wait until I was at my destination before unhooking. I found it way less distracting than talking on a phone.
2) I'm also dealing with relative oversupply. My solution is to pump once a day to build a stash but not try to totally empty my breasts. Since I'm feeding LO on demand and this is "extra" milk I'm making I don't pump til I'm dry or try for a second letdown or do compressions. I just pump for 10 minutes and take what I get. Not sure this is right but it seems to be working for now.
DS Ethan 12/16/2008
Breast fed/pumped 11 months as a surgical resident, 80 hours a week at work
DS Abram Daniel 12/20/2012
Feel like we've gotten a strong start