Mobile: Lots of Pumping Questions
Sorry if these are redundent/have been asked before. I feel dumb asking but I keep wondering. Today was my first 8.5 hours away from LO at work (I've done up to 6 hrs before.) I pump 3x/ day (every 2.5 hours).
1. My right side is almost always around 1oz and the left at 3oz. I think this might be b/c I normally feed him last on the right side. Does this sound normal or should the yields be about the same since it's been 2.5 hrs since LO fed?
2. Typically in my first two sessions I get 1 oz on the Right and 3 oz on the Left. Today was the first time I got a third session in. I got 1.5 oz on both sides during the 3rd session. Does the total volume normally go down during the day b/c pumping isn't as efficient as BFing? Does it usually even out btwn the two sides?
3. How many sets of parts do you have? I have 8 bottles and 2 flanges. I don't have access to hot water at work and the only water I have access to is in the bathroom. So I just put the flanges in the fridge and pump with the same ones throughout the day. But now that I'm pumping 3x a day, I need more bottles since I need 6 to pump with throughout the day and at least the 3 full ones I give to my mom to feed LO and maybe some extras.
4. Does it matter what side you BF on once you have LO again? Should I be remembering which side I fed him on in the morning and feed him the opposite one the next time I see him? Or does pumping "even out" the breasts so it doesn't matter?