I am a new mom with a 3 week old baby boy, whom I have been breastfeeding. I am going back to work in a few weeks. I will be bringing him with me to work, but it will be difficult to breast feed him while there. I want to start stocking up on pumped milk to bring with me and bottle feed breast milk while I am at work. I am looking for tips on boosting my milk supply the next few weeks so that I can have enough milk to breastfeed him AND start having extra to store.Answer Question
First make sure you have a good pump. A single electric medela is fine for part time, if you work full time and are away from the baby a lot you will need a double pump. You will also need to learn how to pump effectively and efficiently so see this informative pumping video: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html
Also you can pump in the AM btween 4am and 8am when your production is at its peak. You can also take advantage of baby's let down initiation by pumping on one side while baby feeds on the other. The important thing is that if you miss a feed you need to pump what the baby takes so your supply is maintained.
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