I have been EBF my son for 6 weeks and am due to go back to work one day a week in 6 weeks time.
I have a Medela Swing on loan from a friend (but have no complete bottles with this) and was going to start with this and use some other brand bottles we have also been given. (I sterilise them all and just decant from the bottle I expressed in into the other, right?)
But as I'll be away from him for 6hrs at a time I think in the longer term a dual pump may be better.
So, am I going to cause problems starting him with one type of bottle/nipple then changing it once I start back at work?
We were going to start this week with expressing after 6pm so my husband can do the midnight (or thereabouts) feed..... but Xan isn't on a routine with his feeds and cluster feeds at night, so I am not sure on the logistics of doing this should I express as I feed him? Or wait for a break in the feeding frenzy??
Also, which electric pump would be best? Am I right considering a dual pump? If so, I am thinking about the Ameda Lactaline.
I'm in a real pickle about all this. I love BF and am really scared pumping will somehow mess it all up - not logical, I know...!
I'd just love to have an idiots guide to expressing....is there one out there!?
Any advice at all is welcome!