Set to pump then baby cries!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2011
Set to pump then baby cries!
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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 10:11am
I have a 3 week old & he seems to wake up exactly every time I want to pump! I'll set myself up for pumping then i hear him wake up and cries for food. That's why I only pump 5 or 10 min only because I can't sit there pumping while he's crying. Any suggestions? Is it possible to feed while pumping lol
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Registered: 05-25-2011
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 10:50am

Yes!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-18-2011
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 11:21pm
Wow ok I will try. But what if he starts crying during the pumping session? Is it ok to stop during the pumping to go grab him? This won't disturb the milk flow?
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-17-2011
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 6:59am
If you're hands free you won't have to stop. They do sell hands free pumping bras, but I just cut holes in an old bra that are big enough to put my shields through. Then I put the bra on and have my baby beside me on the nursing pillow. Then if your baby cries you can hold him or feed him while you pump. This will also cut down on the time you spend pumping and feeding, which means more sleep!
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 2:05pm

Yes, if you need to stop, then stop, comfort baby and then go back to pumping.

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Registered: 10-18-2011
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 11:03am
I've been using the Pump in Style Advanced and the Simple Wishes hands free bra. But when I start pumping while he's sleeping in the other room, he starts crying. I use a video monitor. So recently I've been stopping the pumping sessions short. Maybe next time I will grab him before I pump and put him next to me with a bottle ready for when he wakes up!
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
Fri, 10-21-2011 - 10:51am

I think it will help you a lot right now if you can try to get your pumping schedule synched with his eating schedule.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-02-2011
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 5:56pm

This always happens to me. The best thing I have found to do is put him in a bouncy chair and give him a bottle while I'm pumping. Of course he is 3 months old so that is possible. I don't know if you can put a 3 wek in a bouncy chair? Maybe a cradle swing or on the Boppy. Also remember pumping doesn't have to be exactly 15 minutes every time with no interuptions. When I nursed my first son he would nurse for 10 minutes, stop, go back and nurse 5 minutes and then in an hour nurse some more. Your body should still respond even if you have interupted pumping sessions. It is really normal for babies to cluster feed so you can always cluster pump too.