New to pumping @ work -- so confused!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2011
New to pumping @ work -- so confused!
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 7:22pm

I returned to work yesterday after being on leave for 6 weeks.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-06-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 7:02am

I returned to work after 12 weeks so what I did might not be exactly what you need to do because at 6 weeks you are still establishing your supply.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-23-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 9:55am

I definitely agree with emptying the breasts - I have had a plugged duct every other month or so for the last year, and I'm usually very careful about emptying, but sometimes I have to stop pumping early and that's typically when the plugs appear.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 10:32am

Your pumping schedule does not need to exactly match your son's eating schedule.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 11:51am
Also, have you checked out the pumping and working board? The moms on there might be able to give you some good advice. I agree with the others about emptying each time. Hope your return to work goes smoothly!