Part of my fear of returning to work had to do with how I was going to be able to keep up with my pumping at work. Prior to going out on my leave I didn't know if we had a private room and I never heard or talked to any mom's at my job that were trying to pump at work. Well, when I got back to work I found out we have a private "Mother Room" that has a quiet space for us to pump and even a refrigerator we can store our milk in. The room is so convenient and I like the fact it is locked and private.
My pumping schedule now consists of pumping at 12:30am, 4:30am, 8:30am, 12:30pm, 4:30pm, and again 8:30pm. Instead of pumping 8 times a day like I used to, I am getting the same if not more milk out of 6 pumping sessions a day. At each session I get around 8 to 9 ounces. So I am averaging around 50+ ounces a day. The girls are only taking 2.5 ounces per feeding and they are down to 6-7 feedings a day. At the end of the day I have close to 8-15 extra ounces that I can freeze. At work I only have to pump 2 times which works out great in my schedule. I hope things continue to go well and I am still taking the Fenugreek to make sure my supply stays up. If I could ever get rid of this Thrush, I would put the girls back on the breast, but for now I have to be an exclusive pumper.
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