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September 11th, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Sherry777 Sherry777 is offline
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Originally Posted by aubers68 View Post
Sherry that's amazing! I'm jealous. Do you pump a few times a day and combine in one bag or do you pump a lot at once? My bags are only 2oz each. That's all I seem to get in one pumping session.
In the beginning Pippa preferred my left breast. I would nurse on the left and pump the right. Then I would pump the left right after the feeding. After 2 weeks, I was able to get her to accept the right breast as well. Now I pump between feedings. Even when she nurses every hour, my body produces more milk. If she nurses long enough, I stimulate a second let down. I pumped every hour regardless, even at night, for the first month. I never slept, but it was worth it. I was determined to breastfeed without supplementing no matter how hard it was for me. When I pump every hour, I get anywhere from one to two ounces. If I sleep though the alarm and Pippa does not get up to nurse, I get more ounces. I use mini bottles and combine in a bag when I have the desired amount.

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