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Is it necessary to pump while breastfeeding/ do you HAVE to?

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sbushman13011

Asked by sbushman13011 at 3:25 PM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • YOu only need to if:
    1) You want to save some for gramma or daddy to feed baby from a bottle.
    2) Your breasts are so full that they hurt of you don't
    Dalimonster

    Answer by Dalimonster at 3:26 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • No you don't have to.
    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 3:26 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I never had to and I breastfed all 3 of our boys. Never even owned a pump, or any bottles...
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 3:26 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I would like to give my friends and family an opportunity to feed my son. But , by looking in stores pumps are SO expensive. Can i possibly get one from the hospital? & are the safe/sanitary?
    sbushman13011

    Comment by sbushman13011 (original poster) at 3:28 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • u should be able to rent one from the hospital but if you go to the health dept they should give u a nice one for free... they are giving me a double pump when i have my daughter
    TatymMommi

    Answer by TatymMommi at 3:30 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I can ask them, since i'm 16 they might just give me one.
    sbushman13011

    Comment by sbushman13011 (original poster) at 3:33 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • you need one just in case but you may not have to pump.
    hill2

    Answer by hill2 at 4:47 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Nope. I wouldn't worry or spend too much on other people feeding baby. I had a cheap single electric pump for relief in the early engorgement stage but never used bottles. You only need to pump if you have to spend time away from baby.
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 4:51 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

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