Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: does it hurt to pump all the time

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    307

    Default does it hurt to pump all the time

    i have just started to work on storing milk and pumped yesterday and today. my nipples feel,, well, not sore but there is slight discomfort. No, sensitive to touch is the correct description. how about you? what happens when you pump regularly? do your nipples get accustomed? how long did it take?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    432

    Default Re: does it hurt to pump all the time

    I can't rememver how long it takes, but you get used to the feeling quickly... Are you using a low setting?
    I always start gentle, then increase the speed.
    for 1-1/2 years...and still going!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    It's round on the ends and high in the middle
    Posts
    1,557

    Default Re: does it hurt to pump all the time

    I agree with the PP. Start slow and then gradually increase the speed. I find that after pumping for 5 days at work (2-3 times daily), my ninnies are ready for a break. I welcome the weekends and exclusive breastfeeding. However, in the 3.5 months I have been pumping, I have noticed that the discomfort has decreased.
    Those first few seconds hooked up to the pump do still take my breathe away though!

    Jessica
    Fancy Momma to the Divine Miss M, 2/15/07 BF'ed for 17 months!
    Currently TTC Baby #2


    Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies - Damn it, you've got to be kind. - Kurt Vonnegut

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    548

    Default Re: does it hurt to pump all the time

    Pumping shouldn't hurt, I never had any discomfort from the pump when I first started pumping. I have had discomfort from thrush and when one of my los was chewing on me, and I went through a phase 3 months in where I thought it was a good idea to turn the pump higher b/c I wasn't getting enough milk, bad idea, it gave me chronic nipple pain (if your nipples are blanched after pumping you may be doing this). Now I turn the pump lower if I feel any discomfort, and it seems that my let-down improved so I got more milk out that way than turning the pump higher. I can turn it up a little higher after my milk lets down, my PISA does this for me automatically. I also have to make sure I don't go over 20min or I get sore nipples too.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,421

    Default Re: does it hurt to pump all the time

    The sensitivity goes away after a while. Mine lasted about 5 weeks and just about when I went back to work it quit. I don't know if it was from the pumping, but I pump 5x a day and dont have any anymore. I think it was from the nipples getting used to nursing.
    Danielle

    Mom to Gage 12/28/06

    Wife to Trinity 6/21/03 my best friend

    ed for year, finally done!!!!
    for more than a year now!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    307

    Default Re: does it hurt to pump all the time

    thanks
    i'm using an isis manual.......

Posting Permissions

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