Yeah, unless you need EBM for a specific reason, put down the pump as much as you can. I know how hard it is when you are in serious pain from boobs that make milk for an army. I used to just express when I was leaking EVERYWHERE and DD was still sleeping. And even then I would just pump enough to take the edge off. It feels good to relieve the engorgement, but totally emptying gives your body the signal to produce, produce, produce.