so Im going back to work on the 15th
well I have a meeting on the 6th as well....6 hours
I breastfeed with the exception of giving pumped milk occasionally when my fiance is home with the baby and I am gone
so the electric breast pump is simply too much to lug around for me
I want something I can put in my bag use and put the milk away without having to put my breast pump gear all over my desk and have it be hella loud in the office LOL
I currently pump 4 oz per boob and when i get to 4 oz I stop. I pump twice a day currently so I can keep an excess flow going.
so did you use a manual breast pump?
were you able to pump as much as you did when you used an electric?
I was also thinking of getting a small cooler and putting a couple small icepacks to store the milk. What did you use? any tips on BF and working?
Answer by musicpisces at 1:48 PM on Dec. 31, 2009
Answer by DomoniqueWS at 9:36 AM on Dec. 31, 2009
I never could get much with a manual pump because it really hurt my hand after a while (but I had to pump a long time, some women are just fountains with a pump). I just couldn't keep up with demand. I bought a single medela electric pump and it is much more efficient for me as I can use one or both hands to manually massage the breast to increase my output. I don't need to travel with it, but it is pretty compact. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418BRQA3BDL.jpg
Answer by amileegirl at 10:20 AM on Dec. 31, 2009
Answer by momx3gx1b at 10:39 AM on Dec. 31, 2009
Answer by AmiJanell at 11:35 AM on Dec. 31, 2009
i have the medela pump in style. it looks like a purse and is easy to carry around. it has a little cooler bag w/ it that i kept frozen and put my milk in. you can look into getting a single one. but, then you're going to have extra bags to carry around. if you're interested, you can check out your local LC or motherhood maternity. both carry the pumps.
Answer by mommytobobby at 1:06 AM on Jan. 1, 2010