Re: Help moms!
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First of all: DON'T PANIC. Milk supply is flexible, and if a day without expressing milk results in diminished supply, you can regain what you have lost by demanding more from your body. Nurse more and pump more, and your supply will rebound. This can be tricky when you're working, because not everyone can add extra pump sessions into their workday. If you can't make more time at work, you can still add in extra sessions at odd times- on your commute, for example, or in the middle of the night, or after nursing when you're home with your baby.
If you ever get into this situation again, hand-expression is always preferable to just filling up, even if it means you're going to send the milk down the sink or into a coffee cup. You also might want to look into getting a small travel pump- something that lives in your car or your briefcase and comes out in an emergency situation like what you just experienced. A manual pump might be enough to serve as insurance for the one time in a million that you leave your usual pump at home or in your desk.
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