I have recently started pumping. My princess is 11 weeks now. I began pumping 2 weeks ago to help get a supply in the freezer for when I need to be away from her - if my husband and I ever get to go on a date, or if there is and emergency with one of my other children and I just can't be with her.
I am a SAHM, so I try to feed and pump at the same time. For a week I was pumping after she fed, but most of the time I got nothing out. Perhaps 1 ounce a day after each feeding. I do not pump on the weekend or past 5:00 PM.
The next week I tired to just pump on one side since she is a 1 breast each feeding baby. So I would nurse her and then go pump the other side. Then she started to feed off of both sides, so I have been trying to pump every 2 hours opposite her feeding - she eats every 4 hours.
But..... she is getting fussy after eating and it seems like she may still be hungry.... so I guess I need to know if by pumping every 2 hours..... am I taking away from her what she needs because she is going 4 hours?????
She is not fussy on the days I can not pump.
I drink plenty of water.... well.... what I do is make a mixture of Mothers Milk, ginger and Chamomile ice tea and I drink about 48 ounces of that a day. (She has issues with some Acid reflux and I refuse to have her on Zantac, so I drink the tea and that has seemed to help aid in her digestive system and helped her with the acid reflux issues.)