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can I go 24 hours without nursing and still have a good supply

I would like to go out for a day and my mom voluntered to watch both my girl, but I am nursing my 2 month old. She eats every 2 hrs, but I am not a good supplier when it comes to pumping. I have yet to supplement and really dont want to. If I still pump every 2-4 hrs will my milk supply still be ok when I have her back? I really dont want it to diminish.

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BellaAlexandria

Asked by BellaAlexandria at 10:14 PM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If you pump there will be no problem at all. Go have fun!
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 10:16 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • If you pump when you would normally nurse, you should be okay.
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 10:16 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Your supply might go down a bit....but it shouldnt really hurt it that much. Just drink plenty of water and be sure to pump at least every two hours.
    julionna_lion

    Answer by julionna_lion at 10:16 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • As long as you pump, it should be okay. Just make sure you are pumping.
    hsmominky

    Answer by hsmominky at 10:26 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • You should be just fine for one day as long as you pump every 2-3 hours! Have a fun day.
    ClaireW

    Answer by ClaireW at 10:49 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Thank you ladies!!! : )
    BellaAlexandria

    Comment by BellaAlexandria (original poster) at 3:48 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • You should be ok if you pump right before you go out!!! Make sure you do though, otherwise your breasts are going to be leaking possibly and feeling like 2 hard rocks!!!
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 12:48 AM on Sep. 9, 2010

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