Currently, I am exclusively breastfeeding Wyatt.
I like breastfeeding. I like the closeness and the cuddles. I don’t feel strapped down (but I know that might change). I plan on being off work for about another 8 months, so I have no real need to develop a stash.
I bought a breastpump before he was born. During the first day or two of my milk coming in, I pumped 3 bags with approximately 2 oz each. They are frozen.
I don’t have any issues with engorgement. The little man seems to be getting exactly what he needs.
I’m not sure if and when I should start regularly pumping?
Is it better to build a small stash for those ”just in case” moments?
What time of the day is best to pump? I’ve read morning, but I’m always alone with him in the mornings. Can you pump when it works best for you?
Lately, I’ve been getting between a 3-5 hour stretch at night where he’s sleeping. Is that when I should pump?
Any advice, opinions or insight is much appreciated!
How did pumping breast milk work for you?