My left boob is my clogged duct boob! My right one produces more (almost double most pumping sessions) but it almost never gets a clog. My left boob will get hard and lumpy and painful!
All this talk of pumping....I pumped 15 oz the other day in one session at work. I usually pump at 11 and at 3:30ish and get 10oz at 11 and then 6-8oz at 3:30 but I was running late and didn't get to pump until almost 1 and got 15oz in one session. My freezer stash is up over 500oz and I haven't touched an ounce yet. I had the stomach flu and thought it would impact my supply but it didn't. We haven't started any solids yet though and he nurses 2 or 3 times a night and every 2-3 hours all day though so he does his part to ensure I make milk like a dairy cow. Of course despite all of that AF is back on her normal 31 day cycle. BOOOO HISSSS
I know....I have pumping anxiety! I do have 2 overnight work related trips in June and I don't intend to bring home milk (will pump and dump) so that will deplete the stash by 3-4 days worth of milk.....so 100-150oz maybe? I'm just paranoid. But I really do need to stop adding to the stash the chest freezer is getting a bit full.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks for getting through longer night stretches without pumping/feeding? My son is refusing to go in his crib so I often feel like I can't get up to pump. I'm on mastitis round 5. I know a lot of people use CIO methods and then they aren't breastfeeding for 12 hours at a time ... how does that work?