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Thread: Can't manage a let-down when pumping

  1. #21
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    Default Re: Can't manage a let-down when pumping

    Just wanted to update this thread.

    After a week of regular pumping at work things are starting to improve. I now get the first let-down in a matter of 1-2 minutes and most time get a second let-down 15 or so minutes in (used to take 30+ minutes). I've gotten a third let-down once, but I'm hoping that in time it will start making a regular appearance as well.

    I'm pumping about 2-4 ounces per pumping session and I try to squeeze in 4 sessions during the work day (though some days it only ends up being 3). I also pump in the morning before work.

    Here's to hoping that I could keep up!

    Thank you once again ladies, for the wonderfully supportive words of wisdom. I don't know what I would do without this forum!

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Can't manage a let-down when pumping

    woo-hoo! good for you!
    DS1 6/7/11
    DS2 10/29/13

    Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Can't manage a let-down when pumping

    I'm glad things are going well!
    Mom to a spirited DS1, born 2/21/2011, and DS2, born 7/3/2014.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Can't manage a let-down when pumping

    Practice makes perfect. Glad it is working out for you!
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Can't manage a let-down when pumping

    Wow that's so great! I've never even had a second let down! I used to have a super super hard time letting down to the pump. I'm so glad you were able to get used to it.
    Melissa

    Young SAHM of
    Afton (A1) (1/24/09) and
    Autumn (A2) (8/29/11)

    Sealed in the SLC Temple

    and and now CDing!

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