Re: Best time of day to pump?
Most women chose to pump in the morning when their supply is highest. Are you able to pump at work? That way you only need to pump in advance for one day of work, then replace the missed nursing sessions with pumping when you are away.
I am building a stash for going back to work; up until today I pumped one breast in the morning right after I fed DS; this morning I pumped both breasts. DS wanted to eat about 30 minutes after I finished (he often "snacks" all morning). It took a little longer to make him feel full (he ate off both breasts for awhile then went back to the first) but remember that there's always some milk. I knew that if I was going to double pump this morning, I had to be prepared that DS might want to hang out feeding a little bit longer because the supply may be slightly decreased.
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