A conflict between the two.

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Registered: 10-07-2013
A conflict between the two.
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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 8:36pm

Hello everyone. I'm scheduled to go back to work in a couple of weeks and plan on pumping. I'm a little confused on how to store the breastmilk though. If I were to pump every 3 hours, but my son ate every 2 - 2 and a half hours, how could I possibly store my milk? If I breastfeed him, he's full. But then an hour after that when its time for me to pump, I have no milk. The same thing happens if I pump and breastfeed him an hour later (I have no milk and he's not satisfied). What am I supposed to do?

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Registered: 10-15-2013
Tue, 10-15-2013 - 7:22pm
I'm new to pumping and motherhood but I've been doing my research to exclusively pump for my newborn due to breastfeeding "issues" (to say the least). I know it's been over a week since you posted but I thought I'd throw in my two cents. I'm no expert, just a Mom trying to figure out how to provide for her baby. Here are links that may answer all of your questions: http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/exclusive-pumping/ http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage/ My personal experience: I started pumping every 3 hours for 15 minutes last week and with both breasts combined, I would yield about 30ml of milk. 8 days later I'm pumping around every 2 hours for 15-20 minutes and both breasts combined, I'm yielding about 110ml of milk. Follow the tips for properly feeding a baby from a bottle. It really makes a difference. My girl isn't just taking my precious milk to pound town anymore, and is taking in a proper amount so I have begun to store some reserves. I refrigerate what she'll need for the next 4 feedings in "store bottles" and have just started to pump enough for bags to freeze. It's slow-going but it's going! I hope this helped you or anyone else, good luck!
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Registered: 10-15-2013
Tue, 10-15-2013 - 7:23pm
I'm new to pumping and motherhood but I've been doing my research to exclusively pump for my newborn due to breastfeeding "issues" (to say the least). I know it's been over a week since you posted but I thought I'd throw in my two cents. I'm no expert, just a Mom trying to figure out how to provide for her baby. Here are links that may answer all of your questions: http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/exclusive-pumping/ http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage/ My personal experience: I started pumping every 3 hours for 15 minutes last week and with both breasts combined, I would yield about 30ml of milk. 8 days later I'm pumping around every 2 hours for 15-20 minutes and both breasts combined, I'm yielding about 110ml of milk. Follow the tips for properly feeding a baby from a bottle. It really makes a difference. My girl isn't just taking my precious milk to pound town anymore, and is taking in a proper amount so I have begun to store some reserves. I refrigerate what she'll need for the next 4 feedings in "store bottles" and have just started to pump enough for bags to freeze. It's slow-going but it's going! I hope this helped you or anyone else, good luck!
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Registered: 10-15-2013
Tue, 10-15-2013 - 7:26pm

I'm new to pumping and motherhood but I've been doing my research to exclusively pump for my newborn due to breastfeeding "issues" (to say the least). I know it's been over a week since you posted but I thought I'd throw in my two cents. I'm no expert, just a Mom trying to figure out how to provide for her baby. Here are links that may answer all of your questions: http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/exclusive-pumping/ http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage/ My personal experience: I started pumping every 3 hours for 15 minutes last week and with both breasts combined, I would yield about 30ml of milk. 8 days later I'm pumping around every 2 hours for 15-20 minutes and both breasts combined, I'm yielding about 110ml of milk. Follow the tips for properly feeding a baby from a bottle. It really makes a difference. My girl isn't just taking my precious milk to pound town anymore, and is taking in a proper amount so I have begun to store some reserves. I refrigerate what she'll need for the next 4 feedings in "store bottles" and have just started to pump enough for bags to freeze. It's slow-going but it's going! I hope this helped you or anyone else, good luck!