Log In Sign Up

Need advice

Forum: Pumping Mommies


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By juleeannk

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Pumping Mommies LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
November 25th, 2013, 06:41 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 208
I'm going to head back to work in a few weeks and am starting to figure out how to set a pumping routine. I talked to a lactation consultant, but wanted some more feedback. Currently, I only feed from one side, and she takes about 10 minutes.

I've pumped while my husband bottle feeds her about once every other day and I get about 3 ounces in 10 minutes from one breast (seems to be similar for both sides). I plan to start pumping a little after some daytime feedings to build up enough bottles for the first day. I plan to pump 3 to 4 times per day while at work, and then breastfeed at home. Once I start work, do you think I need to pump both sides? Or would one side for 15 minutes continue to produce enough (as long as I keep getting 3 ounces)?

I seem to get engorged very quickly, so I don't want to start overdoing it and overproducing. The consultant said I should start pumping the other side while she's feeding, so that I can double pump while at work. To me, that just seems like I'll end up with a freezer full of milk and really sore/leaky boobs. Any experience with this?
Reply With Quote
November 26th, 2013, 06:04 AM
juleeannk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
Posts: 3,918
Send a message via MSN to juleeannk
I would definitely pump both sides while you are at work. The pump will never stimulate you like the baby does so I would be worried that your supply would go down. If it starts to produce an over supply, you can always cut back down again.
MaineBean likes this.
Reply With Quote
November 26th, 2013, 08:31 AM
ThaiSpice's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: May 2009
Location: AR
Posts: 19,854
I agree. I had an oversupply with both of mine in the beginning, but around 3-4 months it evened out (probably a combination of hormones and going back to work/pump not being as efficient as baby).

Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0