Babies: 0 - 3 Months

Pumping

When do you find time to pump throughout the day? My son grazes the entire day and I really don't feel like I have time to pump. I definitely don't have time to get a stockpile of milk. 

Re: Pumping

  • I only pump once a day right now and I do it first thing in the morning (milk supply is good then).
  • i pump 3 times a day - first thing in the morning, mid/late afternoon, & right before bed.
  • image JulesLuvsSean:
    I only pump once a day right now and I do it first thing in the morning (milk supply is good then).

    how much milk do you get??  i'd LOVE to pump only once a day, but i'm afraid i wouldn't get as much.

  • Does milk supply increase as time goes on? I can pump early in the morning and get about 4 ounces.  Since my son grazes the ENTIRE day (seriously....he rarely naps), when I pump then, I only get about an ounce or two.  I'm thinking about waking up in the middle of the night to do it too.  I always worry about him not having enough to eat or me not having enough when I pump.
  • Right now the only time I can pump is after DS goes to bed.  I use my other quick breaks to get a shower and to eat.  Supply does increase with time as demand goes up as well
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  • image JulesLuvsSean:
    I only pump once a day right now and I do it first thing in the morning (milk supply is good then).

    this. right after he eats.

  • image SethandSara:
    Does milk supply increase as time goes on? I can pump early in the morning and get about 4 ounces.  Since my son grazes the ENTIRE day (seriously....he rarely naps), when I pump then, I only get about an ounce or two.  I'm thinking about waking up in the middle of the night to do it too.  I always worry about him not having enough to eat or me not having enough when I pump.

    Keep in mind that how much you can pump does not necessarily equal how much baby gets when he eats.  I am a horrible producer for the pump, so when I go back to work, I pump for the sake of keeping my body on schedule, but I can't keep up with his daytime meals (at least, this was the case with the first two) but they never had trouble getting enough when I was home on vacations or weekends.

  • this morning i kept her to one boob for a few feedings and then pumped the other one
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