I'm working and away from bubs on an intermittent basis. Usually it's only 2 x 4-5 hour blocks a week, but for example in the last week I've been away for bubs for 5 hours 7 of the last 10 days. Some days she's gone without needing EBM on those times, other times she's had a feed. But, the issue is that I'm working 2 full days in the next week (although should be able to drop back home during lunch time) and I only have 180ml of EBM in the freezer.
I naively thought that if I was away from bubs and she had a feed, it would be simple, I'd just express the same amount when I got home and it would all even out. BUT, that's not the case. The other day for example, dd drank 75ml and I came home 20 minutes later and she completely drained both breasts (and I felt full!). She's a little guzzle guts .
Do I just have to express 30ml every day for ever to keep enough stock in the freezer? Life is busy with kinder for my ds 5 days a week, and work for me and lots of other things, and often the only time I think about expressing is in the evening and I know that's not a good time for me to actually end up getting any milk when I express.
So, how do you keep up your EBM supplies?