I am expressing once a day (only just starting) so that DH can get involved in feeding. My LO is 4 1/2 weeks. I only get 1oz in total so far, hoping this will increase with time. My question is - can I add to the milk already in the fridge as long as I use it within the 8 days (Kellymom)?
Yes. I do. But it's 8 days from the first bit of milk in the bottle iykwim. 1oz is fine for starting expressing. I've been expressing alltheblardytime frequently for months as I'm back at work full time and rarely get more than 1.5oz unless I haven't fed/expressed for hours. But it is a hassle and feeding really isn't the only way daddy can bond with your baby. If you're finding expressing hard going you might decide not to continue. If you're expressing so you can have some pampering/nice haircut etc then that's different but don't over stretch yourself for a perception re your dh needing to feed to bond. The ebf stage is very short really and he can be involved when weaning starts. (sorry if I'm lecturing - not my intention)