Re: Pumping at work and oversupply issues
I have similar issues, though a younger baby. My DS is 3 1/2 months old, and I've been back to work since he was 5 weeks. I pump every three hours while away from him, but he isn't taking very much when I am gone. This, coupled with him reverse cycling means that I still frequently feel full. Unlike most women, I think the pump stimulates my milk production -- early in the week I pump less and then as the week goes on I pump more and more. I'm fine with stockpiling (I had a real drop in supply at 8-9 months with my first, and am afraid of that again) but I cut back on the time I pump each session. It's a delicate balance. I'm not sure I have specific advice but I'm just commiserating.
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