Hi, I am on the waiting list for surgery that is 8-9 weeks long. I've been told that I shouldn't BF for 5 days after the surgery to ensure that all of the drugs have left my system. I figure that I'll need a week's worth of milk stashed away to include the day of the surgery and anything else I can't think of. Additionally, LO will be 8-9 weeks older and most likely eating more each meal. (He's 12 weeks now).
Right now, I have about 2 days' worth of milk frozen away, but I really only produce as much as LO needs. I am wondering how I can increase my supply so that I can get an extra feed's worth of milk pumped off and frozen every day. I am thinking of pumping anything left over at the end of a feed, to make my boobs think that LO is a bit hungrier than expected, and therefore increase my supply bit by bit.
Does this sound like a good idea? Is there a better way to do this? Any advice is welcome, thanks!