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    Default Pumpnig at work and # of times

    I pump when I first wake up, 3 times at work and sometimes after my LO goes to bed. So I always pump 4 times a day. I'm starting a new job in a few weeks, and although I'll be able to pump, I may have to cut down to 2 times at work the first couple of days.

    If I'm emptying out my breasts twice during the day while at work, shouldn't my supply remain the same? I'd still continue to pump first thing in the morning, then add another at night after he goes to sleep.

    On days when I have to skip a session at work, I notice I'll get more milk when I finally pump, but in the end my total for a given day remains pretty much the same whether I pump 3 or 4 times.

    My LO is almost 6 months.
    Mom to Colin Robert - Born on January 28, 2007

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    Default Re: Pumpnig at work and # of times

    You'll probably be fine. I've cut down to twice a day and sometimes only once. If I notice my supply dipping, I can pump 2x/day for a while and build it back up. Just try to pay attention to how much you're getting and if it's dropping and you'll be alright.

    Congrats on a new job!!
    “We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.”
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    Default Re: Pumpnig at work and # of times

    Thanks!
    Mom to Colin Robert - Born on January 28, 2007

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    Default Re: Pumpnig at work and # of times

    Man time sure flies hes that old already
    I think you should be fine!
    Good luck with your new job.

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    Default Re: Pumpnig at work and # of times

    I know! I too can't believe it's been almost 6 month of bf.
    Mom to Colin Robert - Born on January 28, 2007

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    Default Re: Pumpnig at work and # of times

    Charlotte is 6 months now, and I have been back at work since she was 12 weeks. I pump once before work, twice (or once) at work and again after she is asleep for the night. I have not had any trouble with maintaining my supply this way, and am still easily able to switch to full time breastfeeding on vacation days and weekends. Good luck!

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    Default Re: Pumpnig at work and # of times

    Good to know..thanks!
    Mom to Colin Robert - Born on January 28, 2007

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