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Just thinking down the road

Posted by on May. 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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 What do you do when you have a busy full time job about pumping.  I walked into work the other day at 6am and the phone rang.  The nurse said I have a patient that is crashing I need two units of blood.  I said ok, hung up the phone and the next time I got a chance to sit down for a short break it was 10am.   

I'm not pregnant yet but I want to be able to have a good pumping schedule??  What do you do?

by on May. 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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907PickleMom
by Bronze Member on May. 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM
Bump!
907PickleMom
by Bronze Member on May. 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM
Bump!
Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on May. 12, 2013 at 8:03 PM

 thanks

GoodyBrook
by Silver Member on May. 12, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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I was pretty fluid about timing when I was pumping at work.  I'd shoot for every 4 hours, but if the opportunity came every 3 to 5 hours I was happy.  I let my engorgement be the guide, and when I felt it I pumped.

Generally I'd pump before work, at lunch time, then before I left.  Normally this was good enough...

VintageWife
by on May. 13, 2013 at 12:08 AM

I don't work outside the home right now. I'd just make sure it was assured to happen every once in awhile.

larissalarie
by Gold Member on May. 13, 2013 at 12:29 AM
I was able to get away with pumping twice in a 9 hour shift, but most would need 3 breaks.
I had approximate times set that I would go and pump and my boss and co-workers knew my pump break times. If I was busy at that time and nobody could cover for me, I just pumped as soon as I could get away. If it was slightly before my normal pump time, but things were really slow, I'd go do it then before it picked up.
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