My LO is almost 4 weeks old. He usually feeds every 2.5 - 3 hrs by day and anywhere to 3 - 4 at night. I want to start pumping just to build up a little supply in the fridge so that DH can help with feedings or so I can run out to do a few errands and have DH feed him. I have a Medela pump in Style electric pump and a bunch of questions:
1) If he only takes 1 breast, do I have to pump the other one immediately after? I'm just wondering b/c this is not something I want to do at 2am
If I don't and LO goes 4 hours, the other breast gets quite engorged so I'm thinking I should??
2) If he takes both breasts, do I pump both after the feeding or just wait it out until he only takes one breast?
3) How long do I pump for? I have pumped only twice so far and usually let it go for around 10-15 minutes and get approx 2 oz. I have only pumped a single breast b/c he had just fed from the other. Is this the correct approach?
4) I have no idea what setting to have the pump on? I read until it hurts a little and then dial it back slightly.