Hi girls! Sorry I have been MIA. Its been a little busy...haha...but I think you all understand! Isabelle is doing fabulously. She sleeps approx 3-4 hours between feedings at night and I need to wake her up every 3 hours during the day or she will sleep the day away. Sophia had a bump first week but is now adjusting really well to sharing the spotlight with a younger sibling. She loves kissing Isabelle and holding her and has learned the perfect and gentle way to put a pacifier in her little sister's mouth. Isabelle, unlike Sophia, loves her pacifier. She sucks like a champ almost from day one (my sore nipples are agreeing with me).
So...now that Isabelle is almost 3 days old I have started pumping. Well, this morning I broke out the manual pump. I am not quite ready to break out the automatic quite yet but I did get 3.5 ounces on the manual this morning. Not too shabby.
My question is - the best way to pump while nursing would be...? I think I remember a few of you mentioning that you pump after each feeding. I don't want to have to pump after each feeding - especially in the middle of the night but I am not sure what it would do to my supply to pump just during the day. Say after the morning, noon, and afternoon feedings. Will that put me out of whack? I need to make sure she is accustomed to drink from a bottle, plus DH and Sophia really both want to feed her. Hence, the pumping.
Help a girl out! What do you recommend?