Boob Scoop: It's not necessary for you to pump at the exact times your baby is feeding at daycare. However, it is recommended that you stimulate and drain your breasts the same number of times as your baby feeds. Pumping both breasts at the same time increases pumping output and decreases pumping time. On average, women double pump for about 10-15 minutes per pumping session. If you find that you can get most of your output before that time-frame, that's fine too!
Sharen Medrano, IBCLC (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)Read More
When to Start Pumping After Having A Baby
Contributed by Elina S. Arulraj, MSPT, IBCLC
Elina leads a weekly breastfeeding support group at the Yummy Mummy Store in NYC every Tuesday at 10am.
If your baby has been nursing exclusively and gaining weight well and you are feeling ready for a break here and there after 3-4 weeks of exclusive breastfeeding it is safe to begin giving your baby 1 bottle every or every other day without it impacting the baby's ability to breastfeed.
The best way to do this is either one of the following ways:Read More