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    Default for those of you pumping 3x/day at work...

    …when did you drop down to 2 pump sessions a day at work? dd is now 8 months old, and I’ve been pumping 3x a day at work for the last 6 months…and to be completely honest, I’m getting tired of it. I’m pumping at night (again) before I go to sleep because dd is now sleeping through the night.

    any thoughts, advice?
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    Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
    Lauryn Elle...January 26, 2008...7lbs 15oz, 20 inches

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    Default Re: for those of you pumping 3x/day at work...

    I dropped the 3rd pumping at work a month ago, when DD was 7 mo old. So right now I pump at around 11:30 and then at 4.
    I am pumping 3-4 times a day total - once beofre I go to work, 2 times at work and once before I go to bed. However in the last week or so I've been getting rid of the first pumping session, depending on how well my LO eats before I leave for work.
    I pump anywhere between 5 to 10oz more than she eats per day. I can't donate becaue I've lived in Europe (no idea why that's a no-no) and I hate to freeze because I need to scald due to high lipase in my milk So I pretty much throw away milk every other day

    Are you meeting your LO's demands by pumping 4 times total?
    Good luck

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    Default Re: for those of you pumping 3x/day at work...

    Quote Originally Posted by borislava View Post
    Are you meeting your LO's demands by pumping 4 times total?
    no, i'm not...i've been supplementing with formula since dd was about 3.5 months old when i had to thrash 24 4oz bottles of frozen BM due to thrush. so dd gets 1 bottle of formula a day. i send 4 bottles with dd to my sister's house...3 6.5oz bottles of BM and 1 empty bottle for formula (5-6oz). i'm not sure if i'll ever be able to not supplement with formula since i can't seem to pump enough to meet her needs.
    Mommy to...
    Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
    Lauryn Elle...January 26, 2008...7lbs 15oz, 20 inches

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    Default Re: for those of you pumping 3x/day at work...

    I dropped the third session about a month ago, when my son was 10 months. I think I will go to one in about a week. He will then be 11 1/2 months by then.

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