Hi, I just joined but going to jump right in here!
How awesome that you are making colostrum already! Pumping/bf can sometimes initiate uterine contractions, it's true, butcolostrum is so valuable and presentfor such a short ti e after tge birth that I can totally see why you would want to stockpile it
Personally, I might not ramp up the pump but would feel comfortable withhand expression--some lc's say that hand exp is more effective than a pump with colostrum anyways. I wouldnt aim for ounces and ounces but even a teaspoon can have such great benefits that I would be thrilled with filling up an ice cube worth, for sure!
Currently nursing my 15mo ds who is crazy for it! Nursesheavily all day! So far I've noticed 1-2 days of tender nipples which dissipated and actually a greater supply than usual. I hope he doesnt wean coz I've always wanted to tandem nurse (tho I may be kicking myself for saying that later!).
I am SUPER hungry and thirsty all the time which is all right and I'm surenecessary to keep up with my body's needs for both little ones!