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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Default night shift

    So I started back to work last night 10pm to 6 am. I forgot my pump, so did not pump that whole time. I pumped at 9 pm before work, and I pumped immediately after I got home at 6:11 am. My question is, if I were to continue not pumping at work, will it mess with my milk, or will I adjust with the extra pumpings during the day? Eventually my lo will sleep through the night, so this is basically the same thing, right?
    Loving wife to James,
    Proud Mommy to my beastly boys Zachary, 4yrs and Elijah, 3yrs
    Absolutely in love with my new baby girl Olivia 8 wks.
    Trying for the first time!
    8 weeks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Default Re: night shift

    How old is baby? A lot depends on baby's age, but yes, if your baby eats bm during the night and you don't pump, your supply will diminish for night feedings. It is difficult to pick up another pumping session during the day (to make up for the night feeding), especially if you're with baby and nursing all day. However, it can be done but if you can pump at work during the night, I would highly recommend it. It's not fun pumping an extra 1/2 ounce after each feeding to make up the ounces missed from the night feeding. HTH
    I'm Jill
    Mother to
    Bear 12/13/98
    Bagalli 8/5/07
    little (3/21/09).
    Kafessa: 5/17/10
    expecting 10/1/11

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