I have a six week old baby boy and have to return to work in several days. For the past couple of weeks I have been trying to pump after we finish each nursing session to build up a supply for when I return to work. But, it never fails that I have to give the milk to my son instead of freezing it. He will insist on eating shortly after I finish pumping, get frustrated at the breast because he's not getting enough, so I finally give in and bottle feed him the pumped milk.
This seems like a never ending battle and I still have no milk stored up. I also use the pumped milk when we are out of the house running errands because again, he will insist on eating then too!
I spoke with a lactation consultant about my issues and she suggested pumping at a designated time everyday and just storing that milk. But my son is not on a regular eating pattern yet and therefore I never know when he will want to eat!
Thanks in advance for the help!