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February 4th, 2012, 12:42 PM
kristen121's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,513
Hi everyone. I spent some time here when I was pumping for my oldest DD and now I have a new baby and I am back again. The baby is two months old. I have been back at work for about 2 weeks. I am only pumping at work, when I am with her she breastfeeds. Thankfully, she has had no problems going between breast and bottle. I am able to pump twice during my shift at work. I come home from work with 10-12 oz of milk and she drinks around 12 oz while I am gone, so I am not always keeping up. I pumped while I was on maternity leave so I have a freezer stash, but once that is gone I will have to start pumping at home between nursing sessions to make up the difference. I wish I could pump 3 times during my shift at work, but I just can't make it work. I am a nurse and certain things have to be done at certain times, I can't always just drop everything and go pump. Looking forward to spending some time here again.
Mommy to two sweet girls: Emma Marie (December 9, 2008) and Hadley Annabelle (November 29, 2011)

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February 4th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Rae-of-Sunshine's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,211
Welcome Back! I understand how hard it is sometimes to make time to pump at work. I used to pump 3 times and now I am down to 2, because I just can't take that much time away most days (I used to have a room to pump that had a computer so I could keep up with work while I pumped, but then I had to move to a room with no computer).... anywy, that was a long story to say welcome .. we are glad to have you back
"If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand lead me and Thy right hand shall guide me."

Psalm 139:9-10
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February 5th, 2012, 08:03 AM
katiep726's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 3,520
Welcome! I've been pumping for a couple months but just went back to work Monday. I've been pumping 3x a day sometimes 4 only because I do it to and from work since I have a long commute. I'm a teacher so I can only squeeze it in when the kids are away! So I pump and eat and sometimes can during my planning but were required to teach ESS during this time so that's tough. Luckily my teammates are understanding. Anyway I totally know where you're coming from! I'm barely making what he eats during the day also. It's a pain but he's worth it! Not to mention I'm cheap and it helps me lose weight.
KatieWife to Aaron
Mommy to Carter (4), and McKinley (2)
Due 11/30 with #3!
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