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How long do i have between pumping and breastfeeding before i stop producing

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Asked by Bubba143 at 2:45 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • As long as you keep pumping or nursing, you'll keep producing. Is that your question?

    Answer by mompam at 2:50 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • No i wanted to see if i stop for day or 2 if i would stop producing cuz i'm getting blistered and wanted to give time to heal but dont want to stop producing if i do that?

    Comment by Bubba143 (original poster) at 3:05 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • If you do that you will get engorged and have even more pain. Your supply will also drop in the days following in response to the lack of stimulation.

    Also, depending on your babes age, if you stop nursing for a day or two she may forget how or refuse to latch.

    How old is baby? Is she latching well. have you had that looked at? Could it be thrush?

    Answer by LeanneC at 3:24 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Basically (like LeanneC has said) you need to fix the problem not work around it. How old is baby? When did your nipples start to get blisters? Are they actually blisters (like milk blebs) or just sore? Have you worked with a Lactation Consultant?


    Answer by mama_l at 3:27 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • You won't dry up from not nursing or pumping for just a day or two, but that will likely cause more problems. Try to meet with an IBCLC for hands on help, or a LLL leader (free). By not removing milk for a day, you will become engorged, possible get clogged ducts/mastitis, likely suffer a drop in supply, and that's just YOU. What will baby eat? Formula? What if he refuses? Stored milk? What if he refuses bottle? And, if he DOES take the formula/pumped milk from a bottle, there's a chance he'll come to prefer the flow of the bottle, and refuse your breast when you attempt to nurse again. I'm not trying to scare you, but want you to be aware of the potential problems that can come from even just a day of not nursing/pumping.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:35 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • If you are getting blister, then you baby does not have a proper latch. Please see a lactation consultant (call the hospital where you delivered) or find a La Leche Group.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:33 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

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