I am back on this forum after some time away. I started today back to work and pumping for my second child and am trying to remember all the storage guidelines! The 3rd bottle that she took today was freshly pumped yesterday, never frozen. She drank only part of the bottle. I will not go back to work until Tuesday. I know that the milk is ok the next feeding....but by Tuesday will it be bad since she has already drunk from the bottle?
Also - my mother is watching my child while I work 3 days/week. She did not breastfeed her children and I am having a hard time getting across to her and my husband some of the important things to know about breastfeeding. For example, my mother does not understand why I asked her not to feed my daughter for the last 60-90 minutes before I get home so that I can nurse her as soon as I get home. I try explaining but she doesn't get it. I am having the same issues getting my husband to understand how to store the milk and why it is important, why defrosted milk is different than freshly pumped, etc. His response - "it's not that big of a deal." Any tips on how to get these points across in a nice way that they will understand?
Mom to Luca - 4/16/07 and Elsa - 11/13/09