Re: Pumping and breastfeeding advice needed!!
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby!
I think it's still early to be worrying about pumping. A lot will change in the next 6 weeks!
One thing that will be different once you go back to work is that you'll be bringing home fresh milk every day. So when you think about how much milk you need for you stash, it's really only 1-2 days worth. At around 1.5 oz per hour of separation from your baby, you're not looking at that much milk that needs to get socked away.
Since you've already introduced the bottle, I think you can feel free to continue to make it part of your life. But instead of giving your husband the full 3 oz you get from your one daily session, how about give him just 1-2? That way you can stash away at least 1 oz per day, and you'll have over 40 oz in the freezer by the time you go back to work!
If you feel like 1 pumping session per day isn't yielding enough milk, you definitely want to add in a second session. You can pump when your husband offers the bottle, you can pump right after your baby goes down for his first stretch of nighttime sleep, or if you're creative with your hands, you can pump one breasts while your baby nurses on the other.
If your baby cries every time you out him down, I suggest not putting him down. Wear him in a sling or try sneaking him into a swing.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"