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March 25th, 2013, 01:57 PM
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How's it going?

I am able to pump twice a day at school ... tend to get between 10 - 15 ounces per day. I am able to keep up with Madalyn. What I pump on Monday, she eats at my mom's on Tuesday. I freeze what I pump on Fridays and then my mom uses older frozen milk on Mondays. It's working for now.

Everybody doing well?? Any issues?
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March 25th, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Doing fine here! We just used up the last of my freezer stash from all the pumping I did while he was in the nicu in October this past week. He is taking on average 3-4 bottles a week. I have about 48oz frozen. I'm trying to pump once per weekend, and if I get home from work and he has just eaten, then I pump at that time as well. I get 4oz each side if I pump at a time when my breasts are full. He drinks a 4oz bottle per feeding.
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March 26th, 2013, 03:45 AM
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Doing great here as well! I only pump in the am but it's going really well! Depending on when she ate last, I get 4-6 oz (6 only from my "good" side. Lol) and I cool it in the fridge until we go to work in the afternoon. She gets a bottle around 4 pm, when we get home from school with the girls. She does fantastic switching back and forth from bottle to breast. We use breastflow and she drinks 5-5.5 oz.
sometimes, if it works out that way, I'll have some milk when we get home at night and I'll pump 2 oz or so which I can then use to even out the bottles if I didn't quite get a 5 oz bottle one day.
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March 26th, 2013, 04:23 AM
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I am still trying to get my supply down. I pump just 3 times a day now (one of which is at work) but I still end up with between 10-12 extra ounces. I have not even touched the milk in the freezer. I wish Luyando had a great appetite to match my supply but the girl is watching her weight! All is going well with pumping though.
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March 26th, 2013, 05:08 AM
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I pump once a day in the early AM, but not out of necessity since Nora comes to work with me and I nurse through the day. I started as a way to build a backup supply, and boy have I! We've got so much more milk than we will probably need (about 2 weeks supply if I were to stop nursing all together), but Im afraid to stop pumping because I like having that "just in case" stash! A little crazy??
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March 26th, 2013, 11:57 AM
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I have about 30oz in the freezer. I pump 2-3 times during work. He gets 2-3 bottles while I work depending on his naps and how often he's eating. He drinks 4oz bottles and I pump between 4-5.5oz total. Super jealous of you ladies that pump more!!! I'd love to have a deep freezer full so when I get pregnant if bfing isn't working out then he could still get bm. What I pump on Tues he drinks Thurs, thurs for Fri, Fri for Sat if I work a Sat. I freeze what's left over the weekend and give him frozen milk on Tues.
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March 26th, 2013, 02:08 PM
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It's going well. I took a break from daily pumping, but am back to it. I try to freeze 12oz per day. Sometimes I get this from one pumping session and sometimes it takes me 2. I usually get about 5oz per side for a total of 10 in a morning session, but have gotten 13 oz before. If I pump later in the day I might get 4-5oz total.

I don't have to pump since I stay at home, but I want to have a freezer stash so when I stop breastfeeding he can still get breastmilk for a while. I'd guess I have over 200oz frozen.
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March 26th, 2013, 09:59 PM
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So, my one request is PLEASE don't pour any of your milk down the drain!!! Those of you with a massive stash, if you end up not needing it all, donate it to someone who can use it! I can't tell you how grateful the two mom's were who received some of my supply early on. It's liquid gold, ladies!!
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March 27th, 2013, 04:21 AM
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I'm very happy to say it's still going good:] I was a little worried how the pumping would go this time around, with my DD about the 6 month mark my supply from pumping started going way down no matter what I ate or what parts I replaced. I think my body just wasn't reacting to the pump as well for some reason. This time around I pump a couple of oz more than what he drinks every day, which makes me sooooo happy.
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March 27th, 2013, 12:20 PM
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I produce a lot of milke still. Charlie has bottles 3-4 days a week - and I still have a big stash in the freezer. I pump most mornings after he's fed, and then twice at work if I'm here most of the day, and I get around 15oz. I don't love pumping but I'll do it until he's at least 18 months and eating solids more regularly.
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