(Closed) Breastfeeding and pumping

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@roxy821:  does your hospital offer a breastfeeding class?  Mine does and i think a lot of those questions might be answered there, plus, I’m a visual learner so I’ll be happy to ‘see” how the pump works.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Have you looked on KellyMom.com or The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (the title makes me roll my eyes but I’ve heard it’s informative). I just did a quick Google search and it looks like that book does cover the how to’s of pumping.

 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I highly recommend KellyMom.com. That is a very helpful site.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

kellymom.com! That site is a lifesaver. I was an exclusive pumper for awhile and relcatated as well and got most of my information from there. LLL is amazing as well, I started going to classes before I even gave birth. Having a lacatation consultant handy will be MUCH more helpful than a book because everyone is different. Plus sometimes you may needs hands on help ( literally, lol) and a book can not do that. 

Sign up on kellymom and find a LLL meeting. Also find out if there are any lacation consultants in your area. LLL will have some, but it’s always good to have a variety of options. Also you can always feel free to PM me, I spent many an hour with my pump and would be happy to help 🙂 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I also recommend kellymom.com

You have to train your boobs to fit your lifestyle-which I know sounds weird but its true.

 if you give your baby a bottle do you still need to pumo at that time or will you lose your supply

I nursed most of the time, but had my husband or whoever use formula for DD if I went out and I alsays had more than enough milk. I know this is different than what you are planning, but just thought I would reassure you that you don’t need to pump while giving a bottle…of anything.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ohhhh-I see. Sorry, I misunderstood. 

In the beginning when I went out for an hour or 2 I brought a little hand pump with me in case I got engorged. I would just like run into the bathroom, give a few pumps, and then get back to whatever I was doing. LOL. It was sort of funny. i carried it in a really big purse.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It is hard to answer that for sure. For me I could not miss a pumping- ever. If I did my supply tanked and was hard, if not impossible, to recover. But for some people once they establish a good supply they can skip a pumping and still be fine. That is something you won’t know until you are actually BFing and pumping. There really isn’t a way to be prepared in advance for BFing and pumping, the only thing you can do is arm yourself with information, have help if you get lost and be open to all possibilities. Some babies just will not take a bottle, sometimes your supply won’t ever get high enough to establish a stash and that is something I WISH I had known before giving birth. 

 

ETA: and something I WISH brides who say ” Oh she can just pump and leave the kid at home” would get, but that’s a whole ‘nother thread LOL. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@roxy821:  Oh ok, I haven’t read it. Weird, I wonder why it’s not covered?

Hopefully KellyMom will give you some good insight.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I can’t remember honestly. Maybe LLL? I would pump directly after feeding, different times work for different people.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@roxy821:  I was wondering the same thing. I would really like to get a stash as well. I would also really love for Darling Husband to be able to take over some of the late night / early morning feedings so I am able to get a little extra sleep. I’m only a few chapters in on my breast feeding book so I don’t know if it covers pumping or not. I’ll let you know if it does. 

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