Re: I want to quit, I want to exclusively bf, I'm frustrated!
You asked about when to pump: if you don't *need* to pump, because you're with your baby, then don't worry about it, you've got enough going on right now. If you want to pump to increase your supply, or to start a stash for when you can't be with your baby, then you can pump after feeding your baby, or pump on one side while baby nurses the other side.
At three weeks old, you and your baby are still learning to breastfeed, too.
There are many ways to increase your supply - nurse as often as possible, stay hydrated, eat oatmeal, herbs you can try, nurse as often as possible, use a supplemental nursing system, so that even while baby is getting a supplement, your breasts are being stimulated, pump after feeding, nurse baby when baby wants comfort sucking (no pacifiers), use breast compressions while baby is nursing, so baby gets more, and relax about life in general, since stress can inhibit the letdown.
I'm so sorry you're back at work already, and your baby is only three weeks old! Your body is still healing from the birth!
Protect your privacy online; don't use your full name. Click My Alias at the top left corner.
I'm horrible at html and encoding links, so I apologize in advance for all the long links!