So since I've returned to work 3 days a week, I have to pump on those days. I'm really glad I've never had to supplement with formula for DS but my supply hasn't been great since returning to work. I usually have to use one or two bags from my freezer each week in addition to what I'm pumping. (I still have like 30 bags, so we're looking good for the next few months at least.) Needless to say, I'm anxious to save every drop.
Well today I spilled some milk I pumped this morning. It wasn't even a lot - like maybe 5-10 mL. I started crying, and was shaking the bottles trying to get every single drop into the storage bag. It reminded me of the early days in the NICU when I would use the syringe to get every freaking spec of colostrum out of the pump flange bc it was the only thing I felt like I could really do for Aldon. I HATED feeling that desperate for each drop of milk and swore it'd never be like that again. Thanks to a great supply once my milk was fully in, it never was, until recently. I know it seems silly to 'cry over spilled milk' but I figured you ladies would understand.