Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Is pumping twice a day enough?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2,538

    Default Re: Is pumping twice a day enough?

    the OP says yesterday was her FIRST day back at work

    I returned to work yesterday
    to the OP trust us that three times a day is safe for now and to see how your body adjusts mama!!
    Autumn
    Moma to *Silas* 10-30-07

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    6,562

    Default Re: Is pumping twice a day enough?

    Oh, thanks Autumn. Sorry. Yes, I would wait a few weeks and see how it goes.
    Tracie

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    84

    Default Re: Is pumping twice a day enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*worknpump View Post
    Agreed - I'd pump at least three times. Over time, you will get a better feel for your pumping output and will be able to determine how stable it is, and could drop a pump perhaps. For now, I'd say better safe than sorry!

    Can you pump and drive? (I do - it's easy!) You could pump on the way to work which would save you from taking more time away from work. And the morning is a great time to pump anyways.
    How can you pump and drive? Thanks in advance.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    6,467

    Default Re: Is pumping twice a day enough?

    car adapter, hands free pumping bra and nursing cover...easy! I did it for almost 2 years
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
    My Boy 3-16-10
    And my sweet pea Sam 2-12-11

    Watch Your Language

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    418

    Default Re: Is pumping twice a day enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*gwendlynsmom View Post
    How can you pump and drive? Thanks in advance.
    Get a car adapter to plug in. Get a hands free bra. When you get in the car set the pump up next to you (I put mine on the center console.), Plug in put the bra and assemblies on and turn it on. You can even do compression's on one side if you are comfortable. It took me a few times to get comfortable with it but it can be a huge help.

    I never used a cover I did not care that much!!
    I am Klisti, I married my best friend Kris two years ago.

    The love of my life, Wyatt 8-28-11 AKA the little dude

  6. #16

    Default Re: Is pumping twice a day enough?

    basically by 1 month your baby will need somewhere around 24 oz a day, some take more, some take less. One way to tell if baby is getting enough is clinging wet diapers, if you change 5-6 or more wet diapers a day, then baby is well hydrated and they're getting enough milk. Try not to feed more than 30 oz a day unless baby shows real hunger queues, it's easy to overfeed with a bottle.

  7. #17

    Default Re: Is pumping twice a day enough?

    Personally, with a three-month-old, I wouldn't cut any sessions yet. I'd continue to pump at the times you would normally nurse. If you stop pumping at those times, your body will interpret that as not needing to produce as much, and you can get into a tough situation with trying to rebuild supply, which can be challenging with a pump. I guess what I'm saying is that if what you've been doing is working, I wouldn't change it.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    645

    Default Re: Is pumping twice a day enough?

    If you're able to pump 3x, go for it. If you can't, though, that's another story. I only was able to pump two times so I pumped at 12 and at 3. It didn't really bother me because I'd nurse at 9 and at 6 when we got home, so every 3 hours seemed ok for us. However, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays I always nursed to our hearts' content without caring about the pumping schedule.
    Mom to Samuel J.
    born 7lb. 10 oz. and 22" tall
    on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

    My breastfeeding experiences: http://www.breastfeedinghacks.com/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •