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  1. #1
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    Default How many times

    I'm a teacher and I have had the summer off. I was pumping 3 times while at work since my LO was eating that often. Now my LO only eats maybe once while I'm gone (i tutor twice a week and he is gone away from me at that time). Can I get away with pumping twice at work instead of 3 times? My LO doesn't drink a lot while I'm gone but I don't want to lose my supply. When I was pumping 3 times at work i would have enough for almost an entire extra bottle. I did it cause I didn't want to lose my supply. Let me know what you guys think.

    Me (25)
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    DS Born December 5, 2007


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    Default Re: How many times

    As my DS got older and was eating more solids I tapered my pumping to match what my DS was taking in bottles at day care.

    By the time I pump weaned (DS was 16 mo) I was only pumping once a day and only pumping like 5 or 6 oz.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
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    Default Re: How many times

    I guess I am so worried about not having enough. I guess I would like to have more than enough then not enough.

    Me (25)
    DH (26)
    DS Born December 5, 2007


    Nursed 1 year and we are going on strong!

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  4. #4
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    Default Re: How many times

    I was constantly tinkering with my pumping schedule and adding in additional sessions or time as needed.
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

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    Default Re: How many times

    are you nursing when you are together?
    Baby is much beter at removing milk then pump.

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