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    Default When to pump?

    I'm a stay at home mom, and am EBF my 11 wk old girl Sometimes though, it is conveneient to have the bottles if were out during the day. I dont think I can breastfeed standing up in another bathroom! Her daddy also likes to feed her from time to time. I just never know when to pump. Im always nervous Ill do it, and she'll want to breastfeed right after and Ill be empty!
    First time mother to beautiful baby Melrose Marcene, born 11.30.10 - 7lbs9oz/ 20in

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    Default Re: When to pump?

    Most mamas' supply is best in the morning, so that is the best time to pump, both b/c of how much you'll get and being able to feed her afterwards if she gets hungry.

    An example: I nursed my daughter this morning around 6, then pumped while she hung out in her bouncy seat. She got hungry again around 7:45 (maybe an hour after I finished) and did fine. I did end up nursing on both sides, where I usually only do one. She was so full on the hindmilk that she didn't get up to nurse again until 11 o.0
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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    Default Re: When to pump?

    momma, do you mean you go to the restroom to nurse when you are out of the home??? have you practiced NIP?? If you are modest about it you can get a nursing cover that hides evertying! It is sooooo much nicer to NIP when you are relaxed and NOT in the restroom...
    Mommy of 4,
    3 who I watch over, 1 who watches over all of us

    J- 8/20/05 pumped breastmilk for 11 months due to his cleft lip and palate!

    M- 10/17/07 my precious baby lives forever in her mommys heart

    M- 3/31/09 my special gift, she helps heal her mommy and daddys heart. Nursed for 4 years and 10 days, self weaned the day her baby brother was born!

    E-, new little miracle born 4/11/13, my BIG baby! Born 8.6 at 38 weeks. At 9 weeks nearly 17lbs, at 12 weeks nearly 20lbs, at 6 months nearly 23lbs, at 8 months nearly 25lbs and all from BREASTMILK


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    Default Re: When to pump?

    I just recently figured out the best way for me to pump on the weekends. I will let LO nurse on 1 side for as long as he wants. When he doesn't want anymore I'll see if he's content. If he is, then I'll pump the side he didn't nurse on. I'll get about 1 - 2 ounces on the other side. I only pump for 10 minutes (since that's pretty much when the milk stop coming) and then if he's hungry again in an our or two (which is usually more like 2 - 3 hours) I'll offer him the breast I pumped on 1st. and if he's still hungry I'll try him on the other side. But this weekend I was able to get 8 ounces doing this. Just pumping on the side he wasn't feeding from and that's 2 whole bottles! I was so excited. :-) Good luck. You'll find what works for you (i.e. I don't seem to make any more milk in the am, than in the pm).
    Love being a mom to DS
    Love and helps keep my sanity.
    at work is annoying but worth it for DS.
    helps me feel closer to DS since I'm away during the day.

    with my Hubby who is currently in remission from Leukemia. Everyday is a blessing!

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