How many pumps?

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Registered: 10-16-2007
How many pumps?
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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 11:51pm

Follow-up to my "traveling" post.

I'm looking at my conference schedule and the fact that I couldn't get a hotel room close to the convention center and I'm nervous about my ability to squeeze in 3x day pump sessions.

I planned to pump in my rental car if absolutely necessary but it is HOT here and I worry about keeping the milk cold, without going out and buying a huge cooler and messing with bags and bags of ice.

Do you think it would be a big issue if I pumped 2x a day? (It's for 3 days.)

My baby is just about 11 months but I'm not planning to introduce cow's milk until 13 months (maybe just before) because he was a month early. He is eating small amounts of table foods. Probably 1/2 banana and 1/2 cup of other foods during the course of the day.

I think he takes in about 15-20 oz a day of breastmilk.

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Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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Registered: 09-10-2009
In reply to: mom2addy
Mon, 05-24-2010 - 8:56am

I'd personally feel more comfortable if you pumped more than 4 times a day. I'm assuming baby nurses at least 4 times a day on a regular day?


Can you tell us a bit more about your schedule and the location of the convention? I've actually pumped at a convention before a couple times

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-16-2007
In reply to: mom2addy
Mon, 05-24-2010 - 4:41pm

Yes, I pump once at work and the baby nurses at least 4 more times. I'll just have to try to take breaks then. It didn't seem to get too hot in the parking garage today so I'll bring my pump tomorrow and try to make it work. I guess the worst thing that can happen is I have to dump my milk, right?

How did you pump in the bathroom? Do you have a battery powered pump? I have the PISA and have an adapter for the car.

Wednesday is going to be challenging though. I go from a luncheon to the airport. I can pump in the car before I get to the airport but I don't see many options after that.

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Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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Registered: 09-10-2009
In reply to: mom2addy
Mon, 05-24-2010 - 5:01pm

Yes, I have both a car adaptor and a battery pack for my PIS. In retrospect, I probably should have recommended you pick up a battery pack for pumping for business travel. Sorry about that.


I'm glad the parking garage worked ok. I'm not understanding why you'd need to dump the milk you pumped though.


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Community Leader
Registered: 10-16-2007
In reply to: mom2addy
Mon, 05-24-2010 - 9:34pm

Oh, I didn't know I could get a battery pack! Oh well. Not your responsibility. :)

I meant I'd have to dump the milk if I couldn't keep it cold enough. (I'm in Dallas so it's in the 90s.)

Thanks Dana!

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Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)