Is this really necessary? I am pumping going on my 4th week. I was pumping every 2 hours during the day getting about 7 pumps in and pumping for 20 minutes. I was just going off of what I read online and was told by LC's. I am dealing with mastitis now, my supply dipped which is apparently normal, but my doc told me I need to pump EVERY 2 hours (including at night) and until I'm empty. So my questions are
1.I can't pump every 2 hrs during the day since hubby went back to work. Sometimes it ends up being every 3 or 4. Will that still get my supply up?
2.I just can't do every 2 hrs at night. I get 2 maybe 3 pumps if I'm really dedicated, but the sleep is just so much more tempting.
3. Pumping until I'm empty usually takes 45+ minutes (and I'm massaging while pumping) Is that normal?
Any tips/advice would be grately appreciated!!