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Pumping

How often can you pump? Probably a dumb question, but the pediatrician wants me to give my daughter baby rice to help her from spitting up, so I have to pump to have bottles for it. I don't really know a whole lot about pumping because I have only been doing it once in awhile.

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itsbree2you

Asked by itsbree2you at 9:06 PM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You can pump as often as you like! Lol.

    Try pumping before you feed your baby, cause babies have MUCH better sucking abilities than a pump.

    But, at the same time, you want to watch that you're not pumping yourself dry and babe gets nothing to eat. (you'll probably know when baby throws a fit at the boob, lol).

    You can pump at night as well, or when baby is sleeping.

    good luck.
    Arkaidy

    Answer by Arkaidy at 9:18 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • You can pump as often as you need to, your body will produce the milk. I read somewhere that morning pumps get more milk. Not sure why, maybe you store up overnight!
    Indygirl18

    Answer by Indygirl18 at 9:31 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I only find it worth the time to pump in the mornings.
    If Im motivated I'll pump throughout the day and can get afew oz but Id rather spend that time doing something else...
    BambiF

    Answer by BambiF at 9:57 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • If you are only pumping and not nursing you need to pump every 2 hours round the clock with a high quality breastpump. If shes spitting up because of reflux then she needs meds, not rice cereal, rice cereal in a bottle only creates a chocking hazard, and can make reflux worse. Thing is introducing solids before 6 months is bad for their digestive system AND it only covers up the reflux, making acid worse but they are unable to spit it up...do some research on acid reflux and the BF baby.
    http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/reflux.html
    http://www.breastfeeding-basics.com/html/spitting_up.shtml
    http://www.users.qwest.net/~fsdebra1/
    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/ger.html
    http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVFebMar03p12.html
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 10:02 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

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