4 ppd schedule

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Registered: 06-06-2012
4 ppd schedule
Sat, 08-18-2012 - 12:58pm

I know everyone is different, but for those pumping 4 times per day, what is your schedule?

I am excited to drop pumps since I have been in 8/7 ppd for 6 months!

Right now I´m in 5ppd and I´m thinking to drop to 4 soon, I know that will make my life easier.

Thank you all.



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Registered: 10-14-2010
In reply to: sugadi
Sat, 08-18-2012 - 1:53pm
When I was doing 4x, I would just try to space them evenly during the day, figuring in 8hrs for sleep. I would do 1 pump when I woke and start the even spacing from there, with the last one before bed. The exact times would fluctuate a little day to day depending on when I woke (ie when baby woke) and when I went to bed. Hope this helps!


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Registered: 02-15-2012
Sat, 09-08-2012 - 9:34pm

how old was your lo when you went down to 4 pumps, and how much milk were you producing?

I am trying to decide if I can go down to 4, my ds is almost 8 months, and I get about 28 or so a day.



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Registered: 11-03-2010
Sun, 11-11-2012 - 1:39pm

LO just turned 6 months 2 days ago.  I also just went to 4 pumps per day.  I slowly did it with work.  I was doing 4 on the weekend, but still 5 during the week.  Then, I had some meetings and screwy scheduling, so it just kind of happened.  So far my supply has just dropped a few ounces.  I am a HVP, so I went from 74 ounces like clockwork to somewhere around 70, some days a little less.  It's not been very long, so I am curious to see if I take a bigger hit.  Luckily I produce enough I can afford to, though I have a fear of letting it drop too much.