My LO is 7 wks old and I am trying to start pumping so that I have reserve if I am away for a few hours. I had pumped about 3 times before this week and the most I got was 2 oz. So far since Monday, pumping 3 x a day I am only getting between 1/2-1 oz each time. I started taking fenugreek (4 pills 3x day) on Sunday. I nurse on demand, which is usually every 2 hours during the day with one 4 hour stretch at night after 3 hours of cluster feeding. I have a Playtex double electric pump that I have had some issues with, like tearing up my boobs. There is only 1 size flange, but now I put olive oil on it and it doesn't pull and tear anymore. (Thanks to a tip from someone on this forum)
I am not going back to work, but I have a training this weekend where I will be going for 2 1/2- 3 hour stretches w/out my LO. My husband has agreed to come hang out there so that I can nurse during breaks and lunch.I want to have some EB too, though, just in case he needs some in the meantime. Which leads to another question. What is the best way to take that with us? I have 4 2oz serving bottles in the fridge from this week. There isn't a way to heat it up where we will be.