Always pack solid food- (for 6+month) You can use this as a way to delay breastfeeding if you don't have comfortable place to do it.
Pump near a sink if possible- this will make cleanup and storing the milk a quicker process.
Breastfeeding Bra- if you find that you need your hands while pumping try out a breastfeeding bra that holds the nozzles for you.
Pull Frozen Milk- Always pull frozen milk the day before you need it for a babysitter.
Send More Milk- Send more milk than necessary anytime you leave your baby in the care of others... you never know what might come up and delay pickup.
Store Milk Elsewhere- Keep extra milk stored in a geographically convenient place.
Bring your pump with you everywhere.
Bring a Bottle- If you will be out and about and probably won't be able to nurse, pack a bottle of refridgerated milk. It will get closer to warm temperature by the time your baby will want it.
If baby is fussy at the bottle:
- Warm it up again or more
- Maybe it's too warm
- The milk might be too slow (switch to a fast flow nipple)
- If gagging/choking the milk might be too fast or too warm (switch to a slow flow nipple)
- If baby is old enough, see if he/she just wants to hold the bottle themselves.
Mon- Part 1: Breastfeeding Supplies
Tues- Part 2: Pumping Supplies
Wed- Part 3: When Milk Comes In
Thur- Part 4: Pumping/Storing Milk
Frid - Part 5: Tricks and Tips