3x's a day

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Registered: 01-08-2009
3x's a day
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Thu, 06-11-2009 - 3:39pm
So I recently dropped down to 3 pumps. I was producing around 45oz a day. I swear I've lost about 10oz. I did not expect to loose that much. To make things worse my 6.5 month old is eating more now than ever. He use to eat 24oz a day now he is eating 30+ oz and solids 1 or 2 x day. Luckily I have almost 5 month supply in freezer and as long as I produce enough to feed

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Thu, 06-11-2009 - 9:17pm

I am trying to pump 3x a day (LO is almost 8 months)...yesterday was my first time doing it.

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 3:25pm
I normally ease into dropping pumps but we have so much going on right now and I'm running out of freezer space I just dropped cold turkey.

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 10:51pm

I have to stop pumping when LO is 1 yr.

 

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Registered: 03-12-2009
Mon, 06-15-2009 - 4:57pm

I dropped to 3 pumps 5 weeks ago and lost about 10oz too. My goal is to stop when DD turns 6 months, I join work next week when she will be almost 5 months so I plan to drop to 2 pumps in july. I am really worried about losing too much too although I keep telling myself I was planning to stop in a month anyway and this is actually going to help!


It is so strange that I used to dream of this time when I will be nearing the end but it is making me so anxious and sad...

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 06-15-2009 - 10:09pm
Your not alone!!!


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Registered: 01-14-2009
Wed, 06-17-2009 - 10:16pm

How long did it take for you guys to see the drop in supply? I dropped to 3x 2 weeks ago. I was feeling pretty good as I have not really seen a change in my supply (about 32oz). Then I just pumped 9.5 oz tonight. I have not pumped less then 10.5oz since I dropped to 3x. Could this just be an isolated incident? I would have thought my supply would have adjusted by now.

DD will be 7 mo next week. I wanted to get her to a year (I have about a month in the freezer). Maybe I was jumping the gun by dropping to 3x so soon. Or maybe I'm just being paranoid and I'll be pumping more milk again tomorrow.

Sorry, I'm just worried and wanted to vent. I guess I could try going back to 4x if it continues to drop.

Lisa

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