Pumping Inquiry... I Could Use Some Help...
Hey ladies... I have been part of this group since I joined CM a few months ago, but I haven't posted, I have just been reading the posts as time has went on.
My little guy was born at the beginning of this month, and we have been successfully EBF since he entered the world. I live in a very rural area, where for instance the nearest Walmart is 100 miles away (no exaggeration.) I decided to buy a pump, for the times we are traveling to go shop, see family, whatever have you. It should be here this week.
My question(s) is/are, since we are EBF, when is the best time for me to pump? He is going through a spurt at the moment, so he eats about every no more than 1.5 hours all day long, and about 2 throughout the night. We feed on demand. Also, when I am going to feed him pumped milk, I have a cold bag with ice packs in it, if the milk is coming out of the freezer, what is the best way to thaw it out? Also, when I am going to give him a bottle, do I just give it to him the temperature out of the cold bag? Or should I try to postpone the feeding until we say arrive at a gas station to warm it up, if I warm it, how long? And lastly, how much should expect him to eat at each feeding, so I can figure the accurate amount to bring?
Thank you so much in advance for your help ladies, I appreciate it more than you know :)