twll me how you lowered your supply

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Registered: 05-16-2012
twll me how you lowered your supply
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Wed, 09-12-2012 - 9:49pm
Please tell me how you personally lowered your supply? I'm 19 wks pp and pump 3x a day getting 50 oz. I already have 4+ months worth in the freezer and reallllly want to produce just 30ish oz. How did you lower supply? I can't drop to 2 pumps or decrease minutes without major clogs. I really want to stop pumping in February but I feel like ill be pumping forever! So far no luck with cabage.
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Registered: 04-13-2012
Thu, 09-13-2012 - 12:09am
I dropped pumps and spaced them out. I didn't see any decrease until I went 11-12 hours between pumps.
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Registered: 05-16-2012
Thu, 09-13-2012 - 10:27am
I tried once and got mastitis and I'm so nervous to again.
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Registered: 03-11-2012
Thu, 09-13-2012 - 1:36pm
I would gradually stretch out the time that you have between pumps, instead of going cold turkey. Maybe wait an extra 15 minutes every day for a couple weeks, until you are eventually down to 2 pumps. You should see a supply drop then
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Registered: 04-14-2011
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 1:17pm

You can cut just a couple of minutes (2-5 minutes) out of one of the pumps, wait a couple of days and do it again.  If you very slowly decrease the over all minutes you should be ok.  If you like pumping 3 times a day, you can slowly shave time off of each pump until you get to your desired pumping amount.  Warning - it took me several weeks to see a decrease in supply so be careful when reducing that you don't over do it.  :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 05-16-2012
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 7:43pm
Oh I will try that! Then once they're down to 25 min maybe ill try to drop a pump