(Closed) Working moms that pump…

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve heard photos and recording of your baby can help with pumping while away from your baby.

Other than that, I don’t have much to offer. Although I’ll be in your shoes in about 9 months, and am really hoping to pump when I return to work.

Post # 4
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5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I advise the fenugreek.

I normally pump 8-12oz.

She normally drinks 12-16oz.  I make up for it on the weekends.  I pump just after I feed her all weekend (only in the mornings) and that usually makes up the difference.

It’s a rare day that she drinks only as much as I pumped.

I also make sure to feed only one breast all night, then I pump the untapped one in the morning before we leave.  That helps too.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I recommend you pump every 2 hours @ work. I did that and got my milk supply up in a matter of days to keep up with my baby once I returned to work. Also, pump in between feedings on the weekends to have extra. I found that even just pumping 1-2oz in between feedings was a big help during the week. I had to keep reminding myself that every ounce adds up!!

It’s so worth it, so just think positive and pump often! 🙂

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

OH – PS – the Fenugreek did help a little along with frequent pumping! 🙂 GL!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My friend is getting ready to go back to work and started pumping every few hours just to get herself on a regular schedule. She thinks she can do 100% breast milk via bottle if she pumps regularly. This also includes getting up to pump at 1 or 2am she said, and doing it before work. She said the more she does it, the more milk she gets, even if she has a “dry” pumping period, eventually it just kicks on. She’s been doing it for about 2 weeks now and her baby starts daycare next week.

Keep doing it! I don’t know if getting up in the middle of the night would help you–cuz i imagine you get up to feed the baby, right? So if you pump at night, it’d be mimicking normal milk flow.

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