Number of pumps vs. time between pumps

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Registered: 09-14-2010
Number of pumps vs. time between pumps
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Sun, 01-30-2011 - 10:47am

I've been EPing for over 6 months. I am doing 6 pumps a day for 45 minutes each. I've been fairly consistent as far as spacing the pumps out with X hours in between them. At this point I pump every 4 hours. If I oversleep at night I usually add an extra pump in for the day because I'm afraid to decrease my supply.

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Registered: 10-25-2009
Sun, 01-30-2011 - 8:48pm

Hi!

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Registered: 10-14-2010
Sun, 01-30-2011 - 8:49pm

Wow, Kudos to you!

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Registered: 09-14-2010
Mon, 01-31-2011 - 9:16am

Thanks ladies. I know that supply and what affects it varies so much from person to person. It's good to know that even at this stage if I see a drop in my supply I can work to get it back up. I'm not really sure how I ended up at 45 minutes per session. I guess when I was pumping 12x/day I was doing 20 minutes and as I dropped pumps I just kept adding minutes onto the remaining.

EMD2004-I'm hoping the Baby Care centers are accomodating to pumpers. I'd like to be able to leave the baby with my family while I pump, so I'm hoping they don't give me a hard time about showing up at the baby care center without the baby. :)

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Registered: 09-14-2010
Fri, 02-18-2011 - 10:19am
The baby care centers were awesome for pumping. I didn't suceed at letting myself go more than 4.5 hours at most between pumps. I pumped in the morning right before we left for the parks. Then I'd pump again at the park 4-4.5 hours later. Then I'd go back to the hotel 4-4.5 hours after that to pump again. It wasn't the most enjoyable thing but it worked out ok.
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Registered: 10-14-2010
Fri, 02-18-2011 - 4:00pm

Oh good--I think I will be good to go with one pump in the morning, one at the baby center, and one when we get back to the condo. If I am lucky, I can do one in the car on the way there and maybe skip the one in the park.

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