I'm headed back to work in early March. My LO will be pushing three months old. Last night, he only woke up once (yay!!) but up until now he's been waking up between 2-3 and then between 4-6. Assuming we're at a nightly feed (sometimes two) when I get back to work, what would you guys recommend for pumping? I work a 12 hour shift six nights a week (it's insane, I know, and I wish there was a way to work less, but I'm a surgical resident, and we never do things half way. The fact that I put together almost 12 weeks off is really astounding. ) I was thinking of shooting for three pumping sessions a night -- I have a feeling my production may drop with the stress, and that would be a way to keep it up. Also, I'm lucky enough to have a nanny during the day, but was still planning to BF every three-four hours when I'm home during the day, but extra pumping at night may give me wiggle room to have her give him a bottle if I'm extra exhausted.
What do you think? Any tips? There is this amazing article on LLLi about a woman who pumped while she was flying in Iraq. That is my inspiration. If she can do it, I can do it!!