I am expecting my second child in December. With my first child I was a SAHM mom so I didn't really have to worry about pumping. However, after my son is born I will ultimately have to return to work for financial reasons so I will be required to pump so that I can still give him breastmilk. I guess I will just list some questions I have and then start there.
1) Storage. How do I store the breastmilk while at work? I have access to refrigerators so that is not an issue. Do I put the milk in the refrigerator part or does it need to be put in the freezer? What kind of container do you use to store the milk? Do you just keep it in the bottles that are attached to the pump or do you put it all in a separate, larger container? I ask this because I will have to pump at least a few times per day while at work.
2) Pump recommendations. I've gotten several ideas from the ladies on my birth board but thought maybe you guys could share pumps that you liked.
3) Where do you ladies go to use the pump? I am thinking a manual pump may be easier with this as sometimes access to an outlet can be tricky but at the same time (I am assuming this) an electric pump is faster and I don't always have alot of time on my hands. I am a nurse and there are days when I am super busy!
I guess I will stop there. Any other advice aside from the questions I asked greatly appreciated because pumping is completely foreign to me so I am starting from square one. I just know that giving my son breastmilk is important to me and this is something that I am very committed to doing. Thank you in advance for all of your input. I look forward to hearing from you ladies.