I had asked this on the other forum but have forgotten the advice I was given. Plus now I have a date for the operation (spinal) but still do not know how many days I will be in the hospital. My DS will be 6mo then and I plan to continue to bf as long as I can at least the first year. I am afraid that since I will not be able to bf him all day and night he will either reject me when we get back together or give my DH heck while he tried to feed him exbm. DH has no real idea how many times he gets up during the night and I also worry he will sleep through his calls. He can bring him to me during the day so I think I can bf at least a few times and I will pump the rest. How often should I pump? I will make sure the meds I am on are bf friendly also. On top of this one I may need a hysterectomy for pre-cancer shortly after the other surgery and I know that is a 4 day stay. I am hoping to be able to put it off but will find out more from the second oncologist opinion. I just hate the idea of being away from him at all let alone two times in a short period.