Re: 3 mo son sleep 10-12h @ night, how often do I need to pump?
I work 12 hour shifts at a hospital too, right now at night but I'll be switching to days. I pump twice during a twelve hour shift (I have NO problems with supply right now). He doesn't take all the milk I pump most nights (or anywhere close), but my job is stressful and with the crazy hours, I'm super-neurotic about maintaining supply. I freeze what he doesn't eat, on the theory that I might need it later. I used to pump three times in a shift, but I was producing so much it was kind of ridiculous. Maybe you're getting plugged ducts from not pumping enough, or from your horns not fitting right?? Also, I always use my own pump b/c you have to schedule time on the hospital ones, and that is impossible for me. I use a Medela PISA, and love it.
Sorry, these thoughts are sort of random. Hope this helps.
DS Ethan 12/16/2008
Breast fed/pumped 11 months as a surgical resident, 80 hours a week at work
DS Abram Daniel 12/20/2012
Feel like we've gotten a strong start