Which pump to drop-opinions

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Registered: 01-06-2012
Which pump to drop-opinions
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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 4:08pm

I have been EP'ing for 16 weeks now.

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Registered: 10-14-2010
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 7:59pm
Hmmm, my supply was not as good as yours, so my experience might be different. In the beginning, I didn't know anything about EPing and just pumped whenever my daughter ate. She started sleeping through the night at 10 weeks, so I did too. I think it hurt my supply a little, maybe 3 or 4 ounces, but not too much and I was eventually able to get it back. I was an AVP, pumping 3 to 6 ounces more than my daughter ate each day by the time my supply was solid. Since you want to keep an oversupply, could you stay at 5 pumps but not do one overnight? So you could do 6am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm, 10pm or something similar, and go 8hrs at night. Just a thought. I dropped mine cold turkey, but as I mentioned I didn't make as much milk as you do, and that might be painful for you. I hope some of this information is helpful. Good luck!

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Registered: 01-06-2012
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 3:37pm

Thanks for the advice.