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Occasional pumping for breast feeding

Posted by on May. 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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I'm 7 months pregnant and im going to be a stay at home mom so il be breast feeding more than half of the time but i would like to have milk saved in the freezer just in case some one else has to feed baby or we are out in public. What pump would be best for occasional use electric or manual? and how many times a week/day should i be pumping for a freezer stash??? also what time of the day?? also do i feed my baby on one breast or both when pumping?

by on May. 8, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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melindabelcher
by mel on May. 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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I like my manual for an occasional pumping I have a medela one. It usually works best to pump one side while your nursing on the other first thing in the morning.
I personally wouldnt be worried about stash more then 5-15oz. As far as bottles go every time baby gets a bottle you need to pump at the same time to keep supply. When in public you can use a cover if you prefer. Or the 2 shirt method (shirt up tank down) it's more discreet.
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on May. 8, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Melinda covered it perfectly.

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