Cecilia - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
I have a son who is a little over 5 weeks old. I will have to go to work soon and will need to have some pumped milk stored for while I am away. I know that once I begin to work awhile and having to pump there I will be able to get more milk, but I do not think I will be able to have enough for the first few times I work and do not want to have to supliment with formula. Does anyone have any ideas?
The lactation consultant told me to pump for 10-20 minutes or until nothing comes out anymore, but after he is done eating he has emptied both of my breasts. Sometimes I even feel like he could have eaten more but after he begins to suck for so long without anything coming out he gets upset and will not stay on. When I take him off I give him his binky and he goes to sleep. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips?