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Looking for some suggestions on keeping up my supply.? I have a week worth of orientation and I have no time to pump soooo..... I go to bed around 11ish baby sleeps all night. Next feeding is around 545am... Feed him one more time around 730am... go to orientation at 745am. Get home at 445pm and feed the baby every 2 hours after. pumping at those feedings as well. Will i survive the week?
Plus I will be working 2 days a week and everyother weekend so need some suggestions then too...do I have to pump while I away or is there another answer?
Why can you not pump? All you need is a 10 minute break every 2 hours or so. You might need to pump longer than that, but you would need at least that. Is it an orientation for work? If yes, I think employers are required, by law, to give you time and a place to pump. I'm sure some other mommies can confirm or deny that here.
Other than nursing or pumping, I know of no other way to keep up your supply.
At 3 months of breastfeeding, I would say you need to pump at least every 3 hours, possibly 4. It only takes me 7 minutes to pump, maybe three to set up and tear down. Do you get a lunch break? If so, pack a lunch and find a meeting room to pump on during that break, one session would be better than none. I am afraid your supply would suffer terribly if you went a whole week without feeding during that time.. you'd probably stop making milk during that time, similar to when you go during the night without nursing.
He's still so young, you'll need to pump or nurse to keep up your supply. There really isn't a way around it, your milk supply works on supply and demand. If you don't demand it, your body will not supply it.
Andrea, mom to Abigail (6) Annabelle (4) and Alexis (1)