Posted: 29/02/2012 at 16:56
You're doing the right thing by feeding off the same side a few feeds to make sure she gets the hind milk. I do this with my DS but it really varies from day to day - you just get a feel for when they've done with one side and then swap to the other for the next feed.
As long as her poo is yellow you're getting it right!
I'm not an expert on expressing but I would wait until your supply calms down otherwise you'll produce more and it won't help your fast let-down. But if you need to express so you can leave your baby then do it after a feed.
According to the information from my midwife you can store it for 5 days before freezing but I'm not very comfortable with this as it seems a long time, so I won't leave it longer than 3 days.
Remember you can add to it, so if you don't get a whole feed in one sitting you can keep expressing throughout the day and add to the same bottle in the fridge.
Don't worry about stocking up the freezer, the composition of your milk changes to meet your babies needs and while it won't do any harm giving milk you've expressed now in a month's time, it's just not as good as expressing it freshly.
Glad things are improving for you both.
Mrs B xxx