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November 13th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Hi im from the August 2012 playroom. my son is now 2 months old and i have EBF him from the start. well now i have 2 jobs and still nursing him but i need to pump a lot. when should i? how often? i can pump at work i just dont know how often i should be doing it. i get 2-5 ounces each time i pump on average. just depends on the time of day. im a first time mom. i just dont know when i should be pumping. help!
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November 30th, 2012, 12:08 PM
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When I started pumping at work, I was doing every 2.5 hours to get my boobs used to it. That meant I pumped 3 times during a normal work day, feeding my son right before I left for work, and immediately upon returning home. Eventually, I was able to space that out gradually, and went to only pumping 2x a day at work after a few months. In general, you should pump approximately as often as baby eats, maybe a bit sooner, just because sometimes you don't respond to the pump quite as well as the baby.
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January 22nd, 2013, 10:41 AM
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I pump every 3 hours which is when he should be eating, so my boobs are on the same schedule as the baby.
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February 1st, 2013, 01:46 AM
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i agree with Pitridge
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February 16th, 2013, 12:30 PM
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I pumped in the morning before work (either before or after feeding DD - she only BF'd one side), then at work I pumped at 9, 1215, and 330. Then I fed DD as soon as I got home. I will be doing this same schedule with DD2 when I go back to work.
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