With my first I never pumped because I stayed home. Well this time I want to go to school and then work. So I need advice!
My grandma will be watching my kiddos. And she has arthritis, so going up and down stairs is painful. So how can I make this easy? Has anyone used a cooler pack and bottle warmer for breast milk? I plan on pumping and deep freezing, then letting a bottle or two of milk thaw in the fridge over night, then use a cooler pack with ice packs to put the bottles in to keep downstairs and she can use the bottle warmer. Would this work, or make my milk go bad? I will only go to school part time (8 week course) and then work part time. So I only need the milk good for a max of 6 hours.
Or is there anything else I can do? I am just trying to make it easy for my grandmother. Also, when is best time to pump? Before, during, or after feedings?
Thanks in advance!
ETA: I still breastfeed my first. I plan to start slowly weaning him around 2. This won't affect my supply will it? I know nothing about pumping even though I have breastfeeding down lol.
Best time to pump is while LO is feeding on the other breast. Ideally while your at school and work you should be pumping every 2-3 hours for 15 mins, but I know that can be hard when your going to school and working.
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