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April 21st, 2008, 07:56 AM
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Ok, when I really return to work in August, (I will go back for one week in May with no classes) I will not be able to pump at work because my schedule of classes is back to back. However, I could still bf in the morning, afternoon and at night... and all day on the weekends. Is there any way my body would allow this? Is it possible to not pump for feed for a certain time of day but still have milk at night. I figure the weekend thing would probably be downright impossible, but I don't know that much about it. Anyone?
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April 21st, 2008, 08:24 AM
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Hmmm... It will really depnd on a lot of factors. I think if you work really hard at it, it will be... but you may be constantly fighting an uphill battle with your supply. Esp considering your little one will be so young still.

And it will also depend on how far apart your morning/afternoon/night time nursing sessions are. If youre only going 3 or 4 hours b/w morning & afternoon for example, it would be a lot more feasible than if youre going say 6 or 7 hours b/w them.

IN that case, Id suggest finding a way to pump even if only for 2 - 3 minutes b/w classes or on potty breaks!!!

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April 21st, 2008, 10:06 AM
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See that is my biggest problem. My schedule is that I have NO breaks between classes. I literally have a class that ends at 8:30 and the next one starts at 8:30 I don't know how they think that is possible but that is what they have done to me. My first break is at 12:30, then my next one is 2:30 and I go home at 3pm. So I guess that might help, if I pump at 12:30 and again 2 hours later, but I think you are right about an uphill battle. And I am sure I would have to give her formula because I wouldn't be able to pump enough to keep up with her. I guess I will probably make a decision closer to August. If she is going to get formula I need to start introducing it to her before then, so that is something I have to consider too.
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April 21st, 2008, 10:35 AM
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If you pump once in the morning while nursing her, and then at your break at 12:30, and then again when you get home while nursing her, then I think you might be just fine

if youre not getting enough with that alone - pump while nursing once more in the evening and a couple times on the weekends.

It will take 3 - 4 days for your supply to catch up with the pumping - but start pumping regularly while nursing (at the times you would when you work) ot get your body caught up a week or so before you go back to work

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April 21st, 2008, 11:22 AM
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Also, don't night wean! Its really important to your supply to feed a little between 12am and 6am, its like our body's prolactin reset then.
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