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September 22nd, 2008, 10:10 AM
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So I have pumped a couple of times, but I just can't seem to figure out what's best. I don't want to have to pump all of the time but would like to pump once in a while do dh can feed the lo or maybe I could get a little extra sleep at night. My problem is I will pump off one side and feed off the other but then in a couple of hours both breasts are ready to be relieved. I don't want to have to end up pumping all of the time. What is the best way to build a small supply without having to pump to relieve myself?
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September 22nd, 2008, 02:17 PM
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It's really just trial and error. My LO was a one sided eater so when I pumped I would do what you described above. If you need relief, pump off just enough to give you some, but not more. If you are wanting to build up a supply then continue to do as you are decribing. Feed off one side and pump the other side. Then switch feeding pumping sides the next time.
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September 22nd, 2008, 06:16 PM
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I don't want to really build a big supply just enough for my husband to feed her once in a while. I would like not to have to pump at every feeding if I didn't have to, but once in a while for him to feed her kwim. I am just trying to figure out a way I can do this without being coming engorged when I don't pump.
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September 23rd, 2008, 05:06 AM
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I would pump 1 hour after the first feeding when building my stash to go back to work and then I would just nurse the rest of the day. My breasts were already used to only nursing so the pumping session I threw in was just extra.

You may engorge for a little while but your body will adjust to the amount your baby needs and then you wont engorge anymore. I rarely engore at all now. I used to get engorged if I went 1 hour past a feeding or pumping session but now I engorge only if it has been around 5 hours between feeding or pumping.
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September 23rd, 2008, 10:59 AM
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Thank you, I'll have to try that and I'll let you know how it goes.

Thank you, I'll have to try that and I'll let you know how it goes.
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