Okay, so I am getting ready to head back to work and have a few questions. I know that you are supposed to leave about 1.5 oz for every hour you're gone. Right now, DS nurses at 4am and 6am. I'll be dropping him off at daycare at about 7:30. So do I start counting from 6, when he ate last? Or from 7:30?
My plan is to pump 4 times at work - at 8:15 before I start work, at 10:30, at 12:30, and at 3. I'll be picking DS up at 6pm. Will that be enough times? I think I can pump one of the little Medela bottles (2.7oz) from each side at every pumping session. So that comes out to about 23oz I think (its late and I can't do math...) That should be more than enough, right?
I'm a little extra nervous because I don't really have a freezer stash built up - partly b/c he doesn't seem to like the frozen milk and partly because I've been lazy and don't like pumping if I don't have to.
On another note, does anyone have experience with pumping and OALD? I'm pretty sure that pumping regularly makes my let-down stronger - it definitely makes it more painful. Do you think this will become a problem for DS when we are nursing in the evenings?
Thanks for any advice, experiences, suggestions, etc.!