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Thread: Nursing and pumping at the same time

  1. #1
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    Default Nursing and pumping at the same time

    So I've tried doing this and can't seem to figure it out. I have the Medela Freestyle and Pump in Style both (usually use the freestyle as it works better for me). Any tips as to how to position my LO or the pump so it'll work?

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    Default Re: Nursing and pumping at the same time

    I had a hands free pumping bra, I'd get set up with one side and then grab my lo, plug the tube into the pump and turn the pump on. I'd have one side of the bra down so she could nurse in the cradle position. I used the pisa. I HTH and makes sense.
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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    Default Re: Nursing and pumping at the same time

    thanks, I'll try that today, my freestyle has a hands free setup
    Lily was born 10/08/2009
    Exclusively for first 3 months
    Now just fine, still for school
    for two weeks and now just for naps

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    Default Re: Nursing and pumping at the same time

    Just position the pump next to you so you can turn it on and off easily without disrupting the baby too much. It helps to get it all set up before you even pick the baby up.
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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    Default Re: Nursing and pumping at the same time

    I do the 'rugby' (football) hold with LO nestled along my side so just her cute little head is in front of me, and the pump is on the other side.
    The other day my DH said I was taking too long to get ready to go out, as I was bfing and pumping. I was like, 'wha...? this is double-duty!' and we both had a laugh over that.
    Katharine
    Be the change you want to see in the world--Mahatma Gandhi
    mid-August DD (2010) & DS (2011 VBAC)
    Ouch! Is it thrush or Raynaud's phenomenon?

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