I don't rinse them, just throw them in the bag. The whole reason I use the bag/fridge method is because it's a long haul to the neareast sink to clean them. I just keep a paper towel handy to wipe them off a bit before pumping again because as Rebecca said, there's the potential for a nasty milk mess. It sounds like it was a decently successful first day. You might want to remind them that Henry will overeat and to try other soothing methods before feeding him again.
Sounds like an interesting day! Is it normal to have daycare workers that don't speak English?
I hope your boss can realize now that you can't work 60 hours a week anymore. I think if you let him know from the start (i.e. don't get it all done) it will help. It does sound like you are integral part of the company though!
Sounds like an okay first day back, although stressful. You will get used to it though, and get in a good routine. My first days back I was getting up at 5:30 and struggling to make it to work by 9. Now I'm getting up around 6:10 and walking in around 8:30, so I've already cut an hour off of the time it takes just by repetition and getting used to doing things more quickly.
I agree that 8.5 is pretty good for two pumping sessions. I typically get the most milk in the mornings, so with 3 pumping sessions I usually end up with about 14 oz (which he drinks all of, and then sometimes some formula too!!!) I usually get about 6 oz with my first pumping session, and then 4 and 4 with the next two which is why I think 8.5 sounds pretty reasonable.
I rinse, then shake them off, then dry them with paper towels, so I usually dont get a lot of extra water on my clothes. I agree with Rebecca that I would rather drip extra water than milk.
Hope today was easier!
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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