I have a 1 month old and will go back to work in 1 month. Right now I'm try to pump once or twice a day while breastfeeding DS every 1-2 hours on demand. I am only able to pump 1-2 oz total at each session. Currently, my DH and I are using the pumped milk to feed DS when he has fussiness/colic at night and I'm too sore to have him latched on.
I'm worried that I won't be able to have enough supply to leave with daycare. I plan to be at work 10 hrs so I assume I will need to leave around 15 oz of pumped milk each day while I'm at work.
Questions: 1) How did you build your mild supply prior to returning to work? 2) When did you start building your mild supply?
I am using Medela Advanced pump. I set it on the lowest setting because I find my nipples hurt after pumping session. I go for 10 minutes at most.
Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks.