Sorry if there is a post somewhere about this, but i cannot find one...
My baby is 4 weeks old and is EBF. I will be returning to work part-time at 3 months. Luckily I work for my husband´s company and the office is super close to my house so I will have lots of flexibility. Nevertheless, I would like to go ahead and start preparing for the return to work... by starting to pump to see how much I need, how much I can pump... basically I want to get all the kinks worked out before returning to work. That way I can ensure my supply isn´t affected.
Right now I just have a manual pump, but am in the process of selecting an electric pump that I will buy soon.
I guess I´m just kinda lost as to how to start pumping as right now she only nurses. As I understand it, my body is producing only what she eats so if I start pumping I will be taking away from that supply??
I have been looking online for a breast feeding/pumping plan to help moms get prepped to go back to work, but I haven´t found anything, which surprises me. I plan to nurse at night and in the mornings.
BTW, I am taking fenugreek as I had or thought I had supply issues early on. Now that my supply is stable (baby is gaining weight well), I am going to slowly wean myself from that.
Any suggestions on how to get started slowly?