I returned to work on 1/15 after 2 months of maternity leave. The first week, I pumped twice a day and as a result only logged 37 hours of pay even though I was here 40 hours. (Any time over my 1 hour of breaks/lunches was unpaid.) I've been trying to 'train' my body to not produce so much milk, and have gotten it successfully down to one pumping session per day. I am just a little bit concerned that I could get plugged ducts or some other problem from not pumping often enough? Let me also preface this with the fact that I had to pump exclusively on one side for a week to heal a crack that just got progressively worse and worse. As a result, the other side began overproducing and pretty much gets engorged at the drop of a hat. My lactation consultant told me to apply green cabbage - 2- 3 times after pumping, but this is kind of hard to do at work- I usually only apply one leaf while I am pumping the other side. The side I had to pump is fine, it's always soft. The one that's overproducing gets sore and feels tight, but when I check it, it's still soft. I usually wait until later in the day to pump and there is no problem with let down. Basically I want to know if it's safe to only pump once a day or am I risking some sort of misery? Also any ideas on getting the production on the one side to slow down besides green cabbage? --I would prefer not to pump at all but I am a "milk godess" so I produce too much to ignore it. (I am sure I am going to hear about that comment!) But even when I did pump twice a day, my son blew through 4 days' worth of pumping in one day, so I had to supplement with formula anyway!!