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Do I need to keep pumping?

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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OK, so DD is out of the NICU and exclusively BFing. Well, she can only eat off one breast per feeding because I make so much milk (about 3-4 ounces per breast). Well, I was pumping after everytime that I fed her, but the past three days have only pumped once or twice a day if I get engorged. So far today I pumped this morning, but havent pumped since but I am not engorged.

Is this OK, or is my milk gonna dry up? Should I keep pumping after each feed?


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by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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collinsmommy0
by Gold Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM
Totally fine! No need to pump (unless returning to work!)
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Krysta622
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

There is no need to continue pumping.  Your supply will adjust to her demand when you stop.

silka08
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:26 PM
You only need pump if she misses a feed or isnt transfering enough. If shes got adequate diaper counts no need keep pumping unless want to. Your supply will lower, but only to what DD needs vs the 3-4ozs per breast per pump session
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.sealuchas.
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Pump while at work? Or pump now in preperation for work?

Quoting collinsmommy0:

Totally fine! No need to pump (unless returning to work!)



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larissalarie
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM
If you are nursing on demand, there's no need to pump. Pumping is going to encourage your oversupply and that might cause baby to have some issues.
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silka08
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM
Pump once a day in prep for work. Then once return you'll replace milk with pumping session from missed feeds while working


Quoting .sealuchas.:

Pump while at work? Or pump now in preperation for work?

Quoting collinsmommy0:

Totally fine! No need to pump (unless returning to work!)



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.sealuchas.
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I have a ton of breastmilk stored from when Solace couldnt eat for the first week of life....or is it to keep my breasts familiar with the pump?

Quoting silka08:

Pump once a day in prep for work. Then once return you'll replace milk with pumping session from missed feeds while working


Quoting .sealuchas.:

Pump while at work? Or pump now in preperation for work?

Quoting collinsmommy0:

Totally fine! No need to pump (unless returning to work!)





 Are you due in March 2012? Come join us!

mama02040608
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 6:59 PM
To maintain response to the pump.

Quoting .sealuchas.:

I have a ton of breastmilk stored from when Solace couldnt eat for the first week of life....or is it to keep my breasts familiar with the pump?

Quoting silka08:

Pump once a day in prep for work. Then once return you'll replace milk with pumping session from missed feeds while working





Quoting .sealuchas.:

Pump while at work? Or pump now in preperation for work?

Quoting collinsmommy0:

Totally fine! No need to pump (unless returning to work!)





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.sealuchas.
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Thank god I asked then!

Quoting mama02040608:

To maintain response to the pump.

Quoting .sealuchas.:

I have a ton of breastmilk stored from when Solace couldnt eat for the first week of life....or is it to keep my breasts familiar with the pump?

Quoting silka08:

Pump once a day in prep for work. Then once return you'll replace milk with pumping session from missed feeds while working





Quoting .sealuchas.:

Pump while at work? Or pump now in preperation for work?

Quoting collinsmommy0:

Totally fine! No need to pump (unless returning to work!)







 Are you due in March 2012? Come join us!

demonic_jezebel
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 7:42 PM
You should keep trying. don't give up to quick
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