My little man is now over 6 weeks old and growing like a weed. Luckily he took to breastfeeding pretty easily – you can actually read about the first time I nursed Max on Bravado Designs’ Breastfeeding Diaries. I definitely “nurse on demand” and will continue to do so until he’s older and we establish a sleep and wake routine. For now (and the foreseeable future), when he expresses a need or desire to eat, he eats.
So far, so good.
Now that we’ve created a good bond breastfeeding and my supply has evened out a little bit, I really want to take advantage of the awesome breast pump we have to build up a supply of stored breast milk. I’d love for my husband to be able to feed him a bottle every once in a while. Heck, I’d simply love to be able to run to the store and leave my baby home for an hour without worrying he’ll wake up starving and screaming mad.
So, my question is how do you fit pumping into your feed on demand routine (or lack thereof)? Should I pump every morning? Every evening? Randomly when baby is napping? Help me out, mamas!
P.S. In case you’re interested, the pump I’m using, the Simplisse Double Electric Breast Pump, is on sale at our affiliate Amazon for about $180. (It’s regularly $250!)