How long can you go at night between pumps?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-21-2012
How long can you go at night between pumps?
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Sun, 06-10-2012 - 7:13pm

I'm 4.5 months PP and would like to drop from 7 to 6 pumps/day.  My current schedule is 2:30am, 7:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm and 9:00pm.  I would like to try to space out the night time pumps further apart so I can get more consecutive sleep.  Do you think I could do a pump at 12:30am or 1:00am and then again at 7:00am or would this be too long between pumps?

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2012
Sun, 06-10-2012 - 9:53pm

i am at about the same stage you are, a little further because my LO will be 5 months next week, but I pump 5 times sometimes 6, and go from about 10 PM to 6:30 AM....that first pump for me lasts almost an hour typcially and I get a lot for me which is about 16 ounces.That is about half my daily milk. i am always engorged waiting that long, but it is worth it to me. I have been on this schedule since about 14 weeks.