Ep-ing for one week - questions
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|Sun, 10-14-2012 - 9:37pm|
So I have been pumping for about one week at this point. My LO (5 weeks old) had tons of difficulties latching, and I ended up with severrly engorged breasts, so EP-ing has seemed to be the best option. I wanted to reach out to other EP-ers to get any idea of whether or not I'm on the right track.
I pump about 6 times per day, averaging 5.1 to 5.3 ounces per pumping session, so I get over 30 ounces total daily. My LO only drinks about 20 to 22 ounces total, so I just freeze the rest. My concerns are the following:
I only pump 6 times per day, but I see a lot of other women are pumping 8 to 12 times per day...not sure if this will be a problem.
I pump for about 5 minutes until my let down has stopped, but this is only about 10-12 minutes total - is this long enough?
Any other hints/advice would be greatly appreciated.