Very high volume...safe to drop pumps?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-02-2011
Very high volume...safe to drop pumps?
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 9:29am

So glad to have found this message board!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-03-2011
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 2:17am
I had a ridiculous oversupply at the beginning. I then spent a weekend trying to breastfeed with a lactation consultant and didnt pump but breastfed and it went so badly that that is when i decided to EP. But then when I resumed my supply had dropped significantly and it took me 1-2 weeks to get it back to a good amount and from then on it stabilized. This happened when I was around 4-6 weeks pp. So from my experience I'd be careful about making drastic changes before then but you could play with dropping one and then power pump like crazy to get it back up if you notice it starting to drop. Otherwise maybe wait til it feels really settled.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2011
Sat, 12-03-2011 - 3:25pm

I wish I was so lucky!! You could always look into donating milk to a milk bank or hospital's NICU dept?