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Thread: do i need a pumping schedule?

  1. #1
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    Default do i need a pumping schedule?

    well the subject is pretty self explanatory... do i need one? and when/how often is it best to pump?
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    Default Re: do i need a pumping schedule?

    It really depends on why you are pumping.

    If you are returning to work, then you should pump for every missed feed.

    If you're looking to build an emergency stash, then adding one pumping session per day should give you what you need and then some.

    If you are exclusively pumping, then you likely need to pump 10-12 times per day.
    Jess

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    Default Re: do i need a pumping schedule?

    thanks so for right now its basically just an emergency stash but once i have to start working n switch to a diff pumping schedule will that mess up my supply?
    Very Proud Momma to Joshua James
    11/1/09 10 lbs 9 oz
    , , & loving it!
    I'm all about AP

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    Default Re: do i need a pumping schedule?

    well if you are just pumping for extra you dont need a schedule. When you prepare to return to work you can pump after each feeding to slowly build enough for at least the first day of work. After that you will be pumping at work for missed feedings so you will be pumping during the day on a regular schedule.

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    Default Re: do i need a pumping schedule?

    got it, thanks ladies
    Very Proud Momma to Joshua James
    11/1/09 10 lbs 9 oz
    , , & loving it!
    I'm all about AP

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