When to drop to 3 pumps per day?

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Registered: 10-16-2008
When to drop to 3 pumps per day?
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Thu, 07-16-2009 - 10:06pm

Hello!

My son will be 10 months on the 25th of July. Right now, I pump 4x/day and get approximately 30 ounces. He is taking in 24 ounces/day. We have quite a freezer stash but I am wondering if dropping to 3x/day will totally hurt my production? Also, if you pump 3x/day, how do you space out your pumping sessions?

Thanks!

Candace

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Registered: 01-14-2009
Thu, 07-16-2009 - 10:20pm

I dropped to 3x when LO was 6 mo. I was getting about 32-34 oz at 4x at the time. I stayed right around 31 oz for the fist 6 weeks after dropping to 3x. Now the last few days I've gotten like 29 oz. I guess that its not a huge drop, but its under 30 which I'm not used to so it seems like a lot to me!

If you do drop, remember to add the minutes into the other pumps. GL.

HTH,
Lisa

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Registered: 01-14-2009
Thu, 07-16-2009 - 10:30pm

Sorry, I totally didn't answer the second part of your question! I space my pumps out evenly: 4:30am (before work), 12:30pm, 8:30pm. I don't know that you need to space them out exactly 8 hours apart. That is just what works for me.

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Registered: 11-28-2007
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 12:43am

When I was doing 3x per day (I dropped to 2x/day about a month ago) I was pumping at 9am, 4ishpm and 9pm.

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Registered: 02-18-2009
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 5:21pm

I have an 8 month old and pump now 4 times/day and get about 28 oz.