I seem to have a very abundant supply and feel like my freezer is overflowing with milk that will never get used or "go bad" before I get a chance to use it. I nurse in the morning on one side and pump the other side (this milk I freeze). At work, I pump twice a day (about every 4 hours) for 15 minutes and get usually at least 15-18 oz. Anya only eats about 10-12 of it the next day, so I freeze the surplus. She nurses when we get home in the evening and sometimes wakes for a night feeding around 3am. We usually only use the frozen milk if my Mom is watching her for a couple of hours on the weekend, which is infrequent.
Should I pump for 7 minutes instead of 15 so that I don't express so much milk? If frozen milk is good for 3-6 months, do I automatically throw out any that is 3 months old or older? Or do I try to use it and if the baby refuses it THEN throw it away? I don't want to lower my supply and then have her start a growth spurt and have her get frustrated with me not having enough milk. I really need some perspective here---anyone else been through this?