Re: when do i start?
Can you pump on your lunch break? I'm a teacher, and that's the only time I was able to pump. I'm not SPED though, so I know you may have a different situation.
I also suggest you start pumping now. I started when my LO was about 4 weeks old, and by the time I went back to work when she was 12 weeks old I had a ton of milk stashed. I always pumped right after her first morning feeding and right before bed. Once I went back to work, I still pumped after her first feeding (I put that milk in a bottle for her to have at daycare) and before I went to bed.
I was able to successfully pump enough to exclusively bf her, she never had to have any formula. So it CAN be done! But I was an absolute slave to that pump for many, many months. But it sure was worth it!
Bee- proud mama to Maggie, 6/12/06 and Maya, 10/15/08