Looking ahead to dropping a pump but scared to try

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Registered: 05-25-2011
Looking ahead to dropping a pump but scared to try
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Thu, 05-26-2011 - 4:26pm

I'm about a week away from that 12-week milestone and am looking ahead to dropping a pump.

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Registered: 02-09-2011
Sun, 05-29-2011 - 3:05pm
First - congrats on making it this far! Great work! I was a LVP for ages and had to supplement for months. I think in a way EPing is even harder when you just don't see the results you wish for. Your dd is doing wonderful and getting a huge benefit from your hard work:) I ended up deciding that dropping a pump was worth it at your stage. I did struggle with supply and have had success with very gradually dropping pumps.(for a few it even increased my supply) I think your schedule sounds good. I never worried too much about the exact times - more the number of pumps per day and total time pumping. I think it can take 1-2 weeks before you will know if you have a supply drop. At least that is what I have heard. I guess if you feel your supply dropped you could try the herbs or medications (domperidone or reglan). Herbs didn't really help me but some women have success with that. I tried Reglan for awhile early on and I do think it helped. But I stopped using it pretty quickly due to the side effects. I haven't tried domp - but you could check into it if you want? There is no way to know for sure...But I think that at 12 weeks you should be ok to drop to 7 pumps. It is very important to enjoy your baby as well:) And she will love the mommy time! Not sure if this gives you the answer you need - but hope it helps a little bit.
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Registered: 03-01-2011
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 11:47pm

you should be ok with droping down to 7 just try and make sure to keep your totally time pumping the same. Have you tried to pump on your way home from work, so you can spend extra time with the baby.

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 4:46am

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Registered: 05-25-2011
Tue, 06-07-2011 - 4:12pm

So it's been 6 days since I dropped a pump and my supply has actually gone up slightly.