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Finally stopped supplementing

Posted by on Feb. 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM
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I just wanted to share that I have fully sustained my LO's life for 5 consecutive days and through a growth spurt. We ran into some hiccups along the way which is why it has taken this long and I've always doubted my supply. I'm going back to work in about 2 weeks, so I am bummed that it will end. I do feel like I don't quite know what her feeding schedule is though nor am I real sure how to get a stash ready for her first day/week back. Any recommendations? Planning to pump early in the morning or maybe middle if the night if she keeps sleeping this well.

by on Feb. 27, 2014 at 10:47 PM
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by Group Mod - Gina on Feb. 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM

If you pump once a day for the next two weeks, you'll have more than enough for the first couple of days back. You don't need a huge stash; indeed, those can lead to overfeeding. For an 8-hour day, 8-10 ounces.

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Feb. 27, 2014 at 11:09 PM
Yep!

Quoting gdiamante:

If you pump once a day for the next two weeks, you'll have more than enough for the first couple of days back. You don't need a huge stash; indeed, those can lead to overfeeding. For an 8-hour day, 8-10 ounces.

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