Re: pumping question..
If you're just trying to store for the occasional bottle, might I suggest hand-expression? Here's a link that explains a great method: http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/bre...sing-your-milk
I exclusively pumped with a hospital-grade pump for 3 months, and then when both kiddos were home from the NICU, switched to a commercial pump (Ameda Purely Yours). I found that with practice I could hand-express an extra half-ounce on each side after each pumping session, and eventually ditched the pump altogether.
There are videos out there, or I'd be happy to pm you with tips.
Hi! I'm Melissa, wife to my snuzz and mommy to our snuzzlings Mira Celeste and Saul Liev, born at 32 weeks on 6/15/10.