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    Default Pumping at night

    Hi moms - when do you pump at night? My 1-month old just has started sleeping through (6 hours) the night. When should I pump? At the 3 hour mark or after I had nursed her (in which case, there would be no stimulation for more than 6 hours). Thank you!

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    Is there a reason to pump? I wouldn't. If you can sleep, sleep!
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    I am pumping in order to allow my husband to bond with the baby. Since a week, he gives her her evening bottle. He loves being involved this way. It's tough for me to pump during the day as I never know in advance whetrr she will be taking 1-hour or 3-hours naps...

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    A few things:

    - Feeding is far from the only way to bond w/ a baby. I would frequently nurse my baby and the hand her over to her daddy straight away.

    - Introducing bottles too early (before 4-6 weeks of age) can result in nipple preference, which will lead to difficulty w/ latch and milk transfer.

    - If your husband is going to be feeding her in the evening, then you should be pumping at the same time. That "replaced" feeding can be the milk you use for the next evening's feed.

    - If you want to pump during the day, simply pump immediately after one of her nursing sessions, preferably in the morning. Even if you don't get a lot out, your body will get the signal to start making more milk @ that time. If your daughter is ready to eat again soon after you have pumped, you may just need to keep switching sides back and forth until she is satisfied.
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    Default Re: Pumping at night

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jeno View Post
    A few things:

    - Feeding is far from the only way to bond w/ a baby. I would frequently nurse my baby and the hand her over to her daddy straight away.

    - Introducing bottles too early (before 4-6 weeks of age) can result in nipple preference, which will lead to difficulty w/ latch and milk transfer.

    - If your husband is going to be feeding her in the evening, then you should be pumping at the same time. That "replaced" feeding can be the milk you use for the next evening's feed.

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