Calling all breastfeeding moms!!

I am really wanting to start making a supply for my little guy so when I need to run an errand or when I start work, he has plenty. Do you have any tips for me!? I really have no idea where to begin… I have a manual pump and my electric one comes in 2 week!

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    06/10/14
    The few times I pumped for my boy it was while I still had the extra supply right there at the beginning. I'm not much help on the subject either as I never had to pump.
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      06/10/14
      I starting pumping when my daughter was about a month old. I would pump before bed and then in the morning after she finished. Once she stopped waking up in the middle of night to nurse, I would still get up and pump until I had a decent supply in the freezer. I found that it was better to nurse her before I ran errands and then be home in time for her nurse again instead of someone giving her a bottle. Otherwise, I would get too full and uncomfortable. On occassion, I do have other plans and miss a nursing/pumping session, though when I get home, I either nurse and/or pump to empty them!
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        06/10/14
        I think I would wait for your electric pump to come in--you may notice quite a difference over the manual one. I was only able to get out about an ounce at a time with my manual pump, but I used my double-electric to pump about 2 to 3 ounces from each side.
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          06/10/14
          Pump in between feedings and nap times, breastmilk in the freezable bags last up to 3 months in freezer. 2 weeks in the fridge and 6 hours left out. I have a stock pile just in case and I reuse the older stuff in her food or have given it to her.
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            06/16/14
            Still waiting on that pump, I assume--let us know how it goes when you get it! In the meantime, are you having any luck with the manual pump?
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            06/17/14
            That's great! Are you happy with the supply you've been starting?
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