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When is the best time to pump?

I want to express milk for when my son is with his father, but I am unsure about when the best time to break out the pump is. He eats every 2-3 hours now, so do I pump 1 hour before he eats, after he eats? Any ideas.


Asked by missv66 at 5:54 PM on Mar. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Double pump for 10-15 minutes after nursing.
    Empty the breast as thoroughly as possible at each session. To ensure that the pump removes an optimum amount of milk from the breast, keep pumping for 2-5 minutes after the last drops of milk. Use breast massage prior to pumping, and massage and compressions during pumping to better empty the breasts and increase pumping

    Answer by PoisonousBlonde at 6:52 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • after so he gets all the good stuff

    Answer by allforthelove at 6:49 PM on Mar. 1, 2009