Need Help adjusting schedule

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2012
Need Help adjusting schedule
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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 10:14am

I have a 11.5 week old son.  I have been eping for 10.5 weeks now.  I pump q3 hrs for 30 minutes.  I seem to be a average producer with about 45 ounces a day,  I am getting ready to head back to work Monday.  It is going to be a struggle to pump at work since I don't have scheduled breaks and usually work during lunch.  This week I dropped the 12 am pump and have seen by production decrease to 40 ounces.  With work I plan on pumping at 5:30am and 7:00 am before work and at 5 pm and 9 pm after work as well as 1 am.  My question is what to do while I am at work,  I work typically 7:30 to 5:00.  Would it be better to aim for two 30 minute sessions or three 20 minute sessions?  Also on really crazy days when I may only do two 20 minute sessions at work...should I plan on 45 minutes at the other sessions or try to add an 8th pump in during the evening.  I am trying to minimize the evening pumps so that I have time with my son.

 

Thanks!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-16-2012
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 12:25am
Do you look at "pump and drive" option?
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2012
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 9:21am
I am going to try that. However, i do compressions tge entire time. The option is better than not pumping.
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-1999
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 2:55am
I produce a lot less than you but I do two 30-min sessions at work but only bc that's what I can manage there. During the weekend I try to add an extra session or during my work days i try to add more times at home to keep my supply up.