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How many pumping sessions per day?

With my firstborn, I was constantly fighting a low milk supply and I had to pump four times a day to keep up with his needs for when I was away from him.  With my second child, the milk is pouring out of me and I seem to only need to pump twice a day to actually exceed his demand for when I am at work.  Should I still pump additionally however, since perhaps doing only two pumping sessions might impact milk supply later on?  I don't want to create an over-supply either.  Thoughts? 
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Re: How many pumping sessions per day?

  • Thanks.  I use an electric pump and do both sides at once.  LO usually feeds on both sides, although sometimes he falls asleep after one side and is satisfied until the next feeding. 
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  • I agree with PP. If those 2 sessions are working with your LO, then no need to add more. Just pump more when you think your LO isn't satisfied or when your supply decreases.
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