My LO is 3 weeks old and from about week 1, I've been pumping a couple times a day so my husband can feed him a bottle. For the past few days, I BF during the day then give him a bottle before bed and pump. I also pump when he wakes up at night to feed while my husband gives him a bottle and occasionally first thing in the morning if my husband feeds him. According to my LC, this isn't a problem and I don't have an oversupply or anything. BF is going well and I've used a nipple shield from day 1 due to flat nipples and he seems to have no problems emptying my breast despite the use of the shield.
Here are my questions. At night, he's been sleeping 4 to 4.5 hrs so I go at least that long without pumping. Is this ok or will it hurt my supply? (We are definitely getting in 8 to 10 feelings between BF and pumping each day). Also, once I start BFing during the day, he only eats from on side at a time so one breast stays full for quite awhile. Is this ok? I really don't want to have to feed from one side and pump from the other unless its truly necessary.
Thanks for your help!