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Thread: Should I pump just in case?

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    Default Should I pump just in case?

    Hello. I have to return to work in November (a teacher and took FMLA leave) and I do leave the house sometimes. I only have about 5 bags of milk...well make that 3 bags (my MIL unthawed some) in the freezer. Should i pump more often. I only pump in the morning if my LO didn't wake up for longer then usual and I am engorged. I had an oversupply problem before and I don;t want that to happen again, that's why I haven't pumped much, and I don;t really like it. So how much should i have? I have an upright freezer so the milk should keep longer right?
    Thank you.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Southern NM

    Default Re: Should I pump just in case?

    If I were you, sometime in October I would pump enough for a few more bags. I always liked to have 2-3 work days of milk in reserve. Other than that, I wouldn't worry about it.
    I am Erin--happily married to the nerd of my dreams for 15 years
    High School Science Teacher
    Mother to: Thing 1 9/23/01, bf 15 mo, diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma 1/29/02, officially cancer free for ten years in August 2012
    Thing 2 6/6/05, bf 12 mo, obsessed with dynamite
    Glowworm 2/18/11, bf 15 months and counting

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    Default Re: Should I pump just in case?

    ok thanks. I am a science teacher too.

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