Hello, I have begun my 2nd week back to work and I'm not quite as depressed as I thought I'd be when this time finally came. I have some general questions about the most efficient ways to pump my milk.
1) Is it better to pump less frequently, like twice a day (every 4 hours) to let my milk supply build up? Or more frequently, like every 2 hours and just get smaller amounts?
2) When I pump, which is best for optimal production: Should I pump until my breasts are completely "empty" (until no comes out)? Or should I only partially empty them at each pumping session?
3) Should I pump just before going home, or should I let my supply rebuild a bit before going to feed DD? (I have a 1/2 hr drive and don't know if that's long enough to build up a full meal for her)
Thanks in advance!