My 17 month old DD and her dad just left this morning for the US (we live in Europe). I'll join them in 2 weeks and plan on pumping to keep my supply going while we are apart. DD usually nurses at least 3 times a day: in the morning before I go to work, right when I get home, and before bed. On weekends it is more. Sessions usually last between 5-10 minutes. I've got some questions that maybe you can help with....
- If I pump once in the morning and once at night, 3 oz at a time, is this reasonable to keep up my supply?
- I just now pumped for the first time since they left and noticed that the milk looked thin. When I put it into the freezer next to some frozen milk from May and June, it looked even thinner. Is this normal?
- Is the milk from May and June still ok? Will it keep until January? It started out in a deep freeze, then was transferred to our regular fridge freezer, but I could put it back in a deep freeze if needed. If it isn't good for DD to drink straight, maybe I could cook with it? Make some cookies?