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Thread: need help weaning from supplemental pumping

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Default need help weaning from supplemental pumping

    Hello, my 2 week old twins had to be supplemented for a while, so I was pumping after every feed. I now have over supply, and need to stop pumping. I'm down to pumping only 3-6 minutes, but I still get a few ounces. Their ped recommended that I stop as much as possible, and only pump if I absolutely need to. The other thing is that I don't need to wake them every 3 hours anymore, and last night they did a 5 hour stretch. I had to get up after 3 though and pump.

    Any advice?
    Amber, mama to

    Henry 11~13~06
    Allergic to dairy, soy, egg, peanut, all tree nuts, wheat, barley, potato, chickpeas, pea

    Georgia & Miles 7~7~10

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    NE PA

    Default Re: need help weaning from supplemental pumping

    Sounds like you are on the right track. I think the next step if you are only pumping for 3 to 6 minutes would be to back it down even further- like two minutes. Then just stop. Those middle of the night pumpings when they sleep for longer than usually you will kind of have to judge. I would guess they are very infrequent so it may not be a problem to skip them.

    Moma to DS1-the monkinroanie (3/09) and DS2-the sweet pumpkin (5/12)
    Strong Women- May we have the delight of knowing them, the courage to be them and the privilege of raising them.
    And yes I know my spelling terrible (is that spelled right? )

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