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    Default Pumping help

    I want to start pumping so that my husband can feed the baby but I'm afraid about causing an oversupply. What do I need to do? Any advice welcome.
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    Default Re: Pumping help

    how often do you want to him to give a bottle? once in awhile or everyday?

    how old is the baby?

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    Default Re: Pumping help

    Once in a while for now and then I'll be going back to work in about 2 months. He's only 4 days old now.
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    Default Re: Pumping help

    If you are going to only use EBM every once in a while, I would only pump for that one time. For instance, you know that you want to let your husband feed him when he gets home that evening; pump that morning (both breasts, after nursing), and then again during that "missed" feeding.

    For work, start about 1-2 weeks before going back, pumping once in the morning, again, both breasts after nursing. You don't want to build up too big a supply, b/c that will cause and overall oversupply.

    I wouldn't do any bottle feedings this early though - you don't want to cause nipple confusion.

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    Default Re: Pumping help

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jeno View Post
    If you are going to only use EBM every once in a while, I would only pump for that one time. For instance, you know that you want to let your husband feed him when he gets home that evening; pump that morning (both breasts, after nursing), and then again during that "missed" feeding.

    For work, start about 1-2 weeks before going back, pumping once in the morning, again, both breasts after nursing. You don't want to build up too big a supply, b/c that will cause and overall oversupply.

    I wouldn't do any bottle feedings this early though - you don't want to cause nipple confusion.

    HTH!


    4 days! so little. i would get nursing established first. congrats! how are you feeling?

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    Default Re: Pumping help

    4 days...don't pump. Don't pump until baby is more like a month or so.

    Meanwhile, there are plenty of other ways daddy can participate in baby care. He can change diapers, change baby's clothing. My DH is in charge of bathing the kids. Daddies can snuggle while you eat, shower or sleep. I used to feed the baby and hand him off and then go to bed by myself for a few hours. When baby wanted to eat again, DH was usually coming to bed and would just bring him to me. Bonding is not about feeding. It's about caring for the baby. Feeding is just one small part.
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