Re: Pumping while dealing with oversupply?
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I'm so sorry pumping sent your supply into overdrive. It's the last thing the mom of a new baby needs- an additional complication! I'm really glad you did the smart thing and shelved the pump. I'm guessing that you have a pretty great stash already sitting in the freezer, am I right? If so, you may not need to do too much more pumping before returning to work. Assuming you have sufficient pump breaks, you may need to be only a few days ahead of your baby's needs, so that you can rapidly start gving your baby fresh pumped milk rather than fussing with rotating a freezer stash.
If you want to start pumping again, I would actually choose a time of day that is later in the day, when your supply is likely to be a little less abundant. Maybe the evenings? That's when a lot of moms notice a dip in output. Pump the breast the baby didn't nurse on, and don't pump it until it's empty. Go for 2-3 oz, max, and then set the pump aside. That shouldn't be unduly stimulating to supply. But if it is, just dial it back again!
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