My (2nd) child is 4 and a half months, and I have it in my mind that soon we'll be moving on to solids (I'm trying to postpone it as long as possible but we're up several times each night now and I'm growing weary...). Although I expressed occasionally with my first child, I've not expressed at all this time around (I am exclusively b/feeding).
My baby now tends to take from both breasts at a feed, and feeds very often, only stretching max. 3 hours. From time to time, however, she will not feed well from one side, and may only take a good feed once or twice in the day from that side.
I would like to try expressing for the purpose of storing it for use with mixing with first solids, but I am nervous that it will affect how much milk my baby gets to begin with, particularly as I am very tired as it is with regular night feedings.
Any advice for how to express under these circumstances, whilst still leaving a plentiful supply for my daughter? I also have a toddler, so I don't have a lot of time to express in, and ideally would prefer to express at one feed per day whilst feeding her on the other side.