(Closed) Pumping Ladies!

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I pump twice a day at work. I get 3-5 oz from each boob per pumping session. (So at the end of the work day, I usually have between 15-20 oz.)

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Jess1483:  Great advice, thank you!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

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@MrsSawyer:  +1

i wont be going back to work, so im just hoping to get pumping and bottles in for DH 🙂 DH is awake a good 4-5 hours before me in the mornings, and it would be so amazing if he could get up with babe and get that first feeding in with a bottle. im just not sure when to start incorporating that. im sure itll be hard for baby to mix his days with bottles and breast? 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

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@Jess1483:  thank you!! “my recommendation is to be very consistent, giving one bottle at least every day, starting at 4 weeks” that is helpful! maybe DH’s morning feed can start off as his one bottle a day & i can be around to feed on the boob for the rest of the day.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@wifegoodman:  That sounds like a great plan! If little one struggles with that, try a night waking, where he/she is still mostly asleep when getting the bottle. I don’t want to worry you, though, plenty of babies do just fine with bottle/breast switching. If you do run into trouble when that happens, PM me, because I have tons of information on it. It was a minor miracle that he eventually did take it at 12 weeks, and took a lot of different strategies, so I have a lot of ideas. I ruined it by not doing bottles while he was sick, but I couldn’t do it to him, and since I’m not going back to work, really, until he is eating solids, it’s not that important. I will try again once his congestion is gone.

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