Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: When to start...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Swartz Creek, MI
    Posts
    1,776

    Default When to start...

    I plan to go back to work in 6 weeks (Aug 27) . but I think I may be doomed!!! I haven't started pumping, I haven't even bought a pump....(i am going to get the Medla Swing Pump). Am i pushing it to close? I haven't tried him on a bottle yet? Am I to late to try to get him to take it?
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    48

    Default Re: When to start...

    It is never too late to start. It is great you have been going this far, you just have to get in the mode. If you don't want a stash in your freezer then you just need to get enough to get your baby through the first day. There are other posts to tell you how much you need at first and of course plenty of websites. If you start pumping now just once a day you will have more than enough for your baby on your first day back and then you would also have a small stash built up. kellymom.com is the site I have found for guidelines and ideas. Of course this is the best place to ask and get an answer since they have all been there and done that.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,134

    Default Re: When to start...

    stupid question but did you mean 3 weeks? i start back aug 27th too and i wish it were 6 more weeks

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Swartz Creek, MI
    Posts
    1,776

    Default Re: When to start...

    Quote Originally Posted by jodikelley View Post
    stupid question but did you mean 3 weeks? i start back aug 27th too and i wish it were 6 more weeks
    Yes you're right!
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,134

    Default Re: When to start...

    i wish you had been right! it went tooooooooo fast!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    18,063

    Default Re: When to start...

    handexpression can work untill you get the pump
    http://www.llli.org/NB/NBMarApr96p51.html

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Swartz Creek, MI
    Posts
    1,776

    Default Re: When to start...

    I end up in pain with no milk trying to hand express. I can't relax because I am to focused on trying to get the milk out....
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •