My twins are now 3 weeks old, have been home from the nicu about a week, are gaining weight, appear to be nursing well. I have also been blessed with a great milk supply. When the twins were in the NICU I pumped for almost every feeding and nursed them only 2-3 times a day. I ended up with a lot of extra milk that I was able to freeze. Now that we are home they are nursing all their day time feeding and dh will give them bottles 1-2 feedings at night (mainly so I can get a few hours of uninterrupted sleep and because the nicu had recommended slowly adding nursing sessions - advice I've partially ignored).
I am trying to figure out when the best time is to pump and how often. Also - if I don't pump at night when the twins are getting a bottle will it be difficult to move back to night time nursing? Right now I wake up drenched in milk at least 2 times a night and even during the day I have tender pornstar engorged boobs. Ideally I'd like to pump enough to save some for when I go back to work, and at least 1 bottle per twin for evening feeding but I don't want to make the engorgement worse.