Ok ladies so tomorrow night will be my first going out moms night in over a year and a half and I have an almost 7 month old that I am breastfeeding still. My question is because I will be partaking in a few drinks(few meaning more then 2 or 3) how many could I have without pumping and dumping (max in an hour)? and if I do end up having to pump and dump...how many feedings should be dumped? I am so nervous to leave my little baby over night with my mom but this is long over due and its actually a bachlorette party im going to so I am kinda excited. Please help me with this.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Aug. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 6:26 PM on Aug. 7, 2009
Answer by Tdaycare6678 at 3:46 PM on Aug. 7, 2009
Answer by Arisce at 3:47 PM on Aug. 7, 2009
Answer by 1stTimeMom2Ella at 3:50 PM on Aug. 7, 2009
Arisce is right - "pump and dump" is a myth, and it's not one supported by La Leche - they advise against it.
Think of it this way - your breasts are not a storage facility, they are a factory - they just keep producing and circulating.
"Pumping and dumping" will do nothing but waste milk. You can nurse your baby as soon as you feel sober. BTW, as for the first answer -
Dr's know little to nothing about lactation - they are NOT trained to give lactation advice, and any doctor who has advise "pumping and dumping" is a clear example of that.
Have fun on your night out!
Answer by ladysavage at 3:51 PM on Aug. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Aug. 7, 2009
Answer by 1stTimeMom2Ella at 3:54 PM on Aug. 7, 2009
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