I returned to work this week and will be pumping during the day while my son is at daycare.
I have access to a quiet kitchenette at any time during the day, so I can pump on any schedule.
During the first session (~11:00) I'm able to get 4 oz. from the right side and 3 oz. from the left, but he only takes 3 oz. in his bottle at each feeding (so far, three bottles each day). So, I'm pumping out more than needed. The next session (~2:00), I get 3 oz. right side and 2 oz. left side. Then I pump for the last time around 4:30 and again get about 1 oz. less than before each side. Then I pick him up and we nurse when we get home around 6:00 and again before bed at 9:00. Yesterday, my breasts felt rather "empty" by the evening and I worried that there was nothing left. He slept fine, but the lack of fullness terrified me.
How should I schedule my pumping sessions and what should be my goal for each session?
Should I match the times that I pump to the times that he gets a bottle during the day?
Should I pump exactly what he takes from the bottle or try for more?