In between

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Registered: 12-06-1999
In between
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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 8:01am
Whats the longest anyone has gone between pump sessions? Lil one sleeps thru the night for maybe 6-8hrs.. I was thinking I could do the same. After 7hrs.. I was so full!!
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Registered: 04-13-2012
In reply to: lucy888
Wed, 08-22-2012 - 12:27am

I dropped to 3 pumps a day about a month ago, so I go 8 hours between every pump. Tonight I was busy so I went 9 hours with no problems.. my boobs get a little achey but it's not bad. If you have more milk than you need or want, definitely start dropping pumps. It will decrease your supply and allow you more time between pumps. I used to get 40-45 oz a day when I was pumping 4x a day, now I get 33-36 pumping 3x.

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Registered: 11-03-2010
In reply to: lucy888
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 8:38am
Yesterday was the longest I have gone - 8 hours. I pumped about 26 ozs! And I felt soooo full. Today was 7 hours, it doesn't look like I'll get quite that much, maybe just about 20 ozs. Normally, I only go 6, but that's because of waking up early enough for work. We'll be 3 months on the 9th.
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Registered: 12-31-1969
In reply to: lucy888
Fri, 08-03-2012 - 2:50pm

I have done about 8-9 hours of sleep. I wake up leaking, but my supply didn't suffer. After 3 months, everyone says that your supply should be established. You can give it a try, if your baby sleeps that long you should be able to do too.  If you see your supply change, then you can always add the extra pumps again. In my case it turned out that I had more foremilk when doing the first pump of the morning, but I would get up to 16 ounces, compared to getting 8 when doing the middle of the night pump. My son is 3.5 months old.