My babe is 3wks old and I wanted to start pumping for my back to work stash. I've been blessed enough to take 12 weeks maternity leave and will return 1/23/17. I will also be returning to school one night per week for 6 hours, starting next week.
Currently, I pump once per day, in the morning, and get around 2-2.5oz in abt 15 mins. I pump on the opposite side he feeds from and massage/hand express while pumping.
Babe feeds on one side every nursing session, meaning I rotate R or L. Currently, he eats every 2-3 hours around the clock, with cluster feedings around lunch and bedtime. He is gaining weight well and has normal amount of wet/poopy diapers.
Is this routine ok? Or should I switch breasts each feeding and then pump both sides in the morning? Is pumping once per day on one side, in the morning, ok? I do switch which side I pump from each day. When offering him a bottle when I'm gone, how many oz should he be eating?