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Thread: Should I pump?

  1. #1
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    Default Should I pump?

    My daughter is 6 Wks. I pump once in the am so that I can give her 1 bottle in 24 hrs. Should I pump after I give the bottle? I started the bottle at 4 Wks so that she takes it when I need to work or step out.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Should I pump?

    If it were me I would pump right after the bottle. Then you would be removing what she would have taken from the breast at that time.
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    Default Re: Should I pump?

    When is the pump session? An extra time you do scheduled? It is recommended to pump whenever expressed milk is given. So right at the same time, so your body doesn't think a session is missed.
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    Default Re: Should I pump?

    I pump in the morning and save the bottle for later. Sometimes my husband does it but when he gets home late I do it so I can't pump afterwards but not simultaneously.

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    Default Re: Should I pump?

    if she is taking it fine i would not keep giving her bottles. when do you go back to work?

    maybe just keep pumping that one time in the am to build a freezer stash.

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    Default Re: Should I pump?

    That's what I have been doing pumping once a day and saving it. I haven't given any bottles yet. I'll probably introduce one around 6 weeks since I'm going back to work at 8 weeks.
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    Mom to Aubrey 4/06 queen
    Mom to Nathan 5/08 Relactated for him and he got EBM for a year
    Mom to Jack 8/11

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