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  1. #1
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    Jun 2006

    Question Pumping Recipe

    When I had my first son in '03 I found a "pumping recipe" on this site that was extremely helpful when I went back to work and had to store my milk. It worked great! I have been unable to locate this recipe again & am need of it. If anyone remembers it or knows it, please let me know. What I do remember is that once I nursed him on one side for the first morning feeding, I would pump the other, then let him finish off the pumped breast. In about an hour-and-a-half I would pump again both breasts and almost always fill two storage bottles full. This is all I remember about the specifics. Again, if anyone knows, I would really appreciate the info.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005

    Default Re: Pumping Recipe

    Yes, I remember the post, but I do not remember the exact "recipe". It was a plan that worked for many working mothers. Unfortunately, all the old posts were lost when we moved to the new software, so there is no way to look back and see.

    I wish I could be of more help! Maybe someone who remembers the specifics will come along?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default Re: Pumping Recipe


    I don't have the specific thing you are looking for, but Nursing Mother, Working Mother has a 'typical' pumping and nursing schedule for a 4-month old. I could type that in if you'd like to see it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2006

    Default Re: Pumping Recipe

    Is this it? I found it here...



    Nurse baby well on one side between 5 A.M. and 8 A.M.
    Pump the other side for approximately 10 minutes.
    Then nurse the baby on the pumped side, further draining the breast.

    Refrigerate or freeze the milk.

    Later in the morning, about one and a half hours after a feeding
    or during the baby's nap, Pump both breasts.

    Chill this milk, add it to the milk already refrigerated, then
    freeze the container.
    If you froze the milk you collected earlier, freeze this portion
    separately, or chill it before adding it to the frozen milk.
    Do not add warm milk to chilled or frozen milk.

    You have finished pumping for the day. For the rest of the day,
    just take care of yourself and your baby.

    Assuming you collect 3 to 4 ounces of milk per day, pumping twice a day for three weeks will put 63 to 84 ounces of milk in your freezer before you return to work. With practice, you may soon be able to pump as much as 8 ounces in a day. At that rate, in three weeks you can collect 164 ounces!


    A Typical Day of Pumping and Nursing
    for a Mother of a 4-Month-Old

    05:00 a.m. -- Nurse (and sleep)
    06:00 a.m. -- Pump both breasts. Yield: 2 to 4 ounces, to be saved for the following day or take to day care that morning.
    08:15 a.m. -- Nurse briefly at day care.
    10:30 a.m. -- Pump for 15 minutes at work. Yield: 3 to 5 ounces.
    03:30 p.m. -- Pump for 15 minutes at work. Yield: 5 to 7 ounces.
    05:30 p.m. -- Nurse briefly at day care.
    06:00 p.m. -- Nurse longer at home.
    09:00 p.m. -- Nurse.
    01:00 a.m. -- Nurse (and sleep)
    05:00 a.m. -- Nurse (and sleep)

    Nursing Mother, Working Mother, Karen Pryor, Harvard Common Press, 1997

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Default Re: Pumping Recipe

    Thanks, everyone. This sounds a lot like what I used. I was looking for it for a friend of mine who is having trouble collecting and storing any extra milk. I'll send her this & hope it helps! Thanks again!

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