My lo is 6 weeks old and i think my milk supply is well established. No major problems w/breastfeeding, it seems like everything is going pretty well. I do want to start pumping and introduce her to a bottle - i will be away next week for about 5 hours and need to pump enough milk. but i also want to store extra milk (just in case). how do i begin pumping? i usually nurse from one breast (lately she demands more - so she sometimes gets both breasts), so i'm not sure when do i pump (an hour after feedings is ok?)
also, i have another question - i will be on maternity leave until she's 9 months old and want to continue breastfeeding until she's 1 - but since my options are very limited at work (as for as puming goes) -my question is - how much do 9 month old babies eat (breastmilk that is) - how often will i have to pump (on average - i know all babies are different). just want to prepare myself and explore my options
thanks for any suggestions.