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|Tue, 03-26-2013 - 4:19pm|
My twin girls were in the NICU for 25 & 31 days so I had done mostly pumping in the beginning. Well long story short (abscess, thrush and drop in supply later) I met with an LC and she is encouraging me to nurse more. Well the truth is, it's not as satisfying (not sure if that's the right word) as It should be I guess. I am happier when I am able to give my girls a bottle and then cuddle or lay them down to do something else. The only time I am able to hold them is when I am nursing because then I have to put them down to pump, I am afraid of develop another abscess!
My question is this, when you EP are you still pumping every three hours or so or can you spread it out more? In a perfect world I would love to pump like 8 - 10 oz in the morning, afternoon and evening. But now putting that down in words it doesn't seem like enough for both girls. I love to be able to give my girls breast milk instead of formula but I also want time to enjoy them when they are little and be able to get stuff done around the house! It doesnt help that nusring them takes at least 30 minutes each and then we are back at it within an hour and a half - two hours.
What is your pumping schedule to make sure you get enough for your LO? DH is dead set against formula. That is until I leave the house and he is with two screaming babies and no breast milk I'm sure...