I started pumping this week, in hopes of both allowing DH to help with feedings and also to start stockpiling milk so that we have a good supply on hand when needed. The pumping itself seems to be going ok - I've been trying to pump once per day, and I get 2-3 oz per breast each time I pump, which give me two bottles for the fridge. However, since DH is helping with feedings, those two bottles generally get used up within 24-48 hours, so I haven't actually been able to store any milk for the future yet.
For those experienced pumpers out there, do I just need to pump more often, and how will that affect my supply? What's the best time to pump - before, after, halfway between feedings? I'm finding it hard to put it all together, since LO's feeding schedule is still so unpredictable, but I'm hoping to try to get myself into a pumping routine to start stockpiling, if possible. Thanks in advance for any advice!