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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Pump weaning question

    Tracie, are you still pumping for the same LENGTH of time at your 2 remaining pumping sessions? That is, if you normally pump for 15 minutes, you might shorten that by a couple minutes, every few days... by pumping less milk out and not FULLY emptying your breasts, that will help send the message to your breasts to start producing less.
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  2. #12
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    Default Re: Pump weaning question

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy2lilah View Post
    It's not that hard for me to pump and it feels like a connection to her when I'm not there.
    I know EXACTLY what you mean.


    I'm Laura, mamma of 2

    5-27-06

    8-30-08

    We love and

    We have been nursing for over 2 years now!

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Pump weaning question

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*buff24 View Post
    Tracie, are you still pumping for the same LENGTH of time at your 2 remaining pumping sessions? That is, if you normally pump for 15 minutes, you might shorten that by a couple minutes, every few days... by pumping less milk out and not FULLY emptying your breasts, that will help send the message to your breasts to start producing less.
    I don't really keep track of how long I'm pumping... I think it is around 20 minutes. I think I'll start paying attention and then scale back.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Pump weaning question

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommy2lilah View Post
    I don't really keep track of how long I'm pumping... I think it is around 20 minutes. I think I'll start paying attention and then scale back.
    Good idea.


    I'm Laura, mamma of 2

    5-27-06

    8-30-08

    We love and

    We have been nursing for over 2 years now!

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