Can't Wake Up On Time....

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Registered: 03-28-2012
Can't Wake Up On Time....
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Mon, 04-02-2012 - 11:03am

Ok.

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Registered: 10-14-2010
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 1:20pm
How many weeks pp are you? Are you close to the 12 week mark? Probably you are just exhausted, you poor thing! Could you try pumping at 7pm, then 9pm, then going 4 hours to 1am? That would give you a little longer stretch of sleep. Then you could do 4:30 or 5 instead of 4 to give yourself a little extra, but still do 7. As long as you are getting in the 8 pumps, going 4 hours should be fine--I was told to pump "every 3 to 4 hours" in the beginning, so 4 is still within that time. I would make sure you have 8 pumps and that they aren't more than 4 or 4.5 hrs apart (if you are not past 12 weeks) but not worry so much about even spacing. Get yourself some sleep! I did find that my production was a little better if I wasn't dead tired. Good luck!

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Registered: 03-28-2012
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 4:36pm

I'm about 3.5 weeks pp.

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Registered: 04-24-2012
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 1:23pm

Hey I'm 6 weeks and I think there were times I went over 4 hours. Right now I went over 5 hours twice in the last two nights!! I'm kind of worried. I can tell you though my output is trypically 4oz on avergae but can be in the 3oz-6oz range depending on time of day etc. I have a bit of a struggle getting enough imo so IF your doing better than me at 3 weeks I'm sure you'll be fine. It happens just don't go over 4-4.5 like I have done! And I typically make it up so I'm getting 7-8 pumps in a day I try and go for more to make it up if I can. Good luck!!