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May 14th, 2013, 07:54 PM
MerinSun MerinSun is offline
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If you plan on letting DH bottle feed your baby at any time you should be prepared to pump at the same time. Every feeding you miss (especially in the first few weeks) will negatively impact your potential supply. You can minimize this negative effect by pumping when your baby is bottle feeding so that you stay on the same schedule and your breasts are getting the same demand. You won't pump more than a few drops (1/2 and ounce at most, maybe) but it will help. If you plan on letting DH bottle feed your pumped milk just be prepared that you probably won't pump enough at any one session to get a full feeding. It may take you 3 days to get one bottle in the beginning.

That said, if you don't worry about any kind of bottle feeding for at least 3-4 weeks (pumping included) then you won't need to buy any storage stuff. I highly recommend not worrying about pumping at all until about 4 weeks PP. It's too stressful.
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