Since my breasts become engorged after Mia was born I started pumping every day. Usually it’s an hour after she eats and while she’s in deep sleep and I know she’ll be asleep for another two hours. I can generally pump 5-7 ozs of breastmilk at this time between both breasts. When I was breastfeeding Brooklin I was so new at it and I honestly didn’t pump every day. That left me with a very small milk stash. I went on a trip for 3 days when Brooklin was 2 months old and left my husband with a mere 38 ounces which he quickly used up.
I want to have a large stash of breastmilk so that if he needs it he’ll have plenty, and I have plenty! I plan on going on a trip again for 3 days in August. My husband will be home with the kids and he’s going to need the milk for Mia. I want to be sure he will have more than enough and also keep up my stash so I’m pumping every day still. I pump also because my breasts hurt and it really does help when Mia takes her long naps during the day.