what does your/id you 5X a day schedule

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Registered: 09-14-2009
what does your/id you 5X a day schedule
Mon, 05-10-2010 - 4:52pm

look like? ds is 9 months old and i'm @ 6X a day, but i want to cut down to 5. i think things'll be more manageable. i'm still feeling overwhelmed, have more than enough milk, b ut am exhausted and needing to do more with my older kids who''ve fallen behind with schoolwork, (we homescool). pumping takes an hour at a time for me to empty out and i need more time in the day.

Lilypie Breastfeeding tickers
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Registered: 04-12-2010
Mon, 05-10-2010 - 6:38pm

Could you try decreasing your pumping time to gain more time? I think the most people seem to do is around 30 minutes, unless they're trying to up the supply or power pumping. I typically did 20 minutes and around 4-5 months I moved into 15 minutes. Slowly moving down to 30/min a pump would give you lots more time.

My 5 pump schedule looked like this (on most days at least :-))...

Also do you have a hands free pump bra - that will help you with getting things done.

good luck!

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Registered: 05-10-2008
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 1:32pm

I'm currently doing 5 and I do this:

5:30am (for 30 minutes)

9:30 (for 20 minutes)

1 or 1:30 (for 20 minutes)

4:30 or 5 (for 20-30 minutes depending how long my drive home takes)

9:30 or 10p (for 30 minutes)

Sometimes I do 4X a day depending on my work schedule and then go back to 5 the next day.

DAWN Mom to Adelaide Grace 3/25/08
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Registered: 03-12-2009
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 4:20pm

I'm currently on 5 times, and it goes like this:

6:00 am for 30 minutes

10:15-10:30 for twenty minutes

2:30-2:45 for twenty minutes

7:00 for twenty minutes

10:30-11:00 for twenty five minutes, just to make sure I'm emptied out before bed.

Also, it's worth noting that I have to do compressions like crazy to get emptied out in twenty mintues-if I left it up to the pump I'd be going for at least forty minutes each time, so it's worth it.

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Registered: 03-30-2010
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 2:46pm

my day looks like this.......


12 noon




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Registered: 11-10-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 5:35pm

I'm at 5x a day and it also takes me about an hour to pump each time.

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Wed, 05-19-2010 - 1:38pm

I'm 6.3 months post partum and I'm at 5x a day.