So, since I have returned to work, I have to pump every three hours. I don't particularly enjoy pumping, I would so much rather just feed my baby. But, it does have its upsides. For one, by pumping, I will allow Linus to continue have breast milk and not have to pay for formula (another bonus since we are on a tight budget) and it sucks the weight off, or at least that is what I convince myself! Not only that, but it lets me have a 30 minute break from work every 3 hours and no one can really complain, not that they would, but still. At my current job, there is no designated place for it (after SD, the place I worked had lactation rooms, about 4 of them actually). So I go down to a conference room and put a sign on the door. Hayley is going to make a sign that says Lactation Station with a picture of a cow, it will be funny! Anyway, I get all set up and hooked up and start mooing and read my book. It is such a nice way to get a break from work and to allow myself to not get too stressed out.
I am always worried about my supply and not being able to produce enough milk. Yesterday I did really well. I pumped while I was getting ready and had some milk from the weekend so I was able to leave 3-5 oz bottles with only taking one bag from my freezer stash. (I am really proud because I have over 100 oz in the freezer!!) Then I was able to get almost 3 full bottles yesterday pumping at work. I pumped 3 times and got 13 oz. So last night I was thinking, oh that will be great, I will pump after I feed Linus in the morning and finish up that last bottle. Well, I guess that since I pumped so much, my production went up a lot! After feeding Linus this morning, I was able to pump 7 oz!!! I could not believe it. Not only could I finish up the bottles for tomorrow, but I could add one more to my freezer stash. I am working from home today, so I can feed him and not touch the stash either! I had such issues with my supply after I had SD that I am so thankful that I am not having those issues this time.
Sorry if this was TMI, but it is my life these days!