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CaidensMommy
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Nursing/pumping question...

I didn't really get an answer to my question to my post the other day so I thought I'd ask again.

Is it possible to only nurse Connor when I'm home and not at work without hurting my milk supply? Say I can't pump or nurse anymore during the day at work?

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Posted 1/18/07 2:54 PM
 
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Calla
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Re: Nursing/pumping question...

Yes, you can nurse just when you are home and forget about pumping at work. Your supply will be less, but just because there are fewer feedings in the day.

Posted 1/18/07 2:56 PM
 

CaidensMommy
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Re: Nursing/pumping question...

Thanks!

That would be a bad thing if my supply is less because that would mean that Connor wouldn't be getting enough during each feeding, right? Chat Icon

Posted 1/18/07 2:59 PM
 

Ladybugz
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Laurie

Re: Nursing/pumping question...

Is it possible for you to at least pump during lunch to at least keep your supply up? I just went back to work yesterday and am pumping. My managers are so supportive of me. I just use an unoccupied office and lock the door. Is is that they won't let you or you have no place to go?

Posted 1/18/07 3:08 PM
 

Calla
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Re: Nursing/pumping question...

Posted by CaidensMommy

Thanks!

That would be a bad thing if my supply is less because that would mean that Connor wouldn't be getting enough during each feeding, right? Chat Icon



I assumed that if you were going to stop pumping at work that it meant you were going to supplement with formula. So your body would stop producing the milk for the meals he is getting from a bottle during the work day, and make just enough for when he nurses at night.

(Lots of women don't nurse for 10+ hours overnight, you'd just be taking that break at a different time of day.)

Posted 1/19/07 8:33 PM
 

michele31
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Michele

Re: Nursing/pumping question...

At 4 months old not pumping is hard. That is really for older babies IMO.
You shouldn't just stop pumping because you will get engorged and risk infections.
If you pump a bit at work you will be in better shape and not risk losing your supply.

Posted 1/20/07 11:30 AM
 

Kidsaplenty
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Re: Nursing/pumping question...

When DD was 6 months I went back to work full time. I would nurse her in the morning at both breasts until they were totally empty. I couldn't pump during the day, so when I would pick her up I'd nurse her off one breast and pump off the other. Since that breast would be full I would b able to pump enough for her to have a bottle during the day.

Posted 1/20/07 3:01 PM
 
 

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