Down to 1x for 5 min do I just have to stop now?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2010
Down to 1x for 5 min do I just have to stop now?
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Sun, 08-07-2011 - 9:16am

Down to 1x for 5 minutes in the evening. Last night I actually forgot until I was in bed so I skipped it. Now its the morning and the girls are not too comfy! Do I just quit? Or try pumping for 5min every 36 hours or something? Don't I just have to stop at some point?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-09-2010
Mon, 08-08-2011 - 11:42pm
I jut stopped 1 week ago. I eventually got to the point where it didn't feel uncomfortable. It sounds like you are close since you were able to forget about it until bedtime. Try to pump only when you are uncomfortable instead of a set 36 hours. You might find you will forget a lot easier. You are almost there :),
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2010

Hi there,

I am somewhat in the same boat as you I went down to 2x for 10mins and than just dropped the night one and pumped the next morning for 8mins. I was looking so forward to stopping pump I just went cold turkey the next day. I was doing ok till I guess 48hrs after my last pump. I was hurting badly so I pumped for 5mins that helped so much I was like wow and now its been 24hrs and my breast are feeling ok. So I am just gonna pump a little if and when it gets out of hand I mean I don't want lumps and risk infection. Yay we have made it so for just a few more days till we get our breasts back. Good luck.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2010

So that was a week ago that I stopped and I 've been doing cabbage and advil and I am sooo engorged! Pretty lumpy, one spot is pretty red. I don't want to pump for fear my crazy milk makers will spring into action. But I don't want infection. Soooo uncomfortable!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2011
Mon, 09-05-2011 - 10:33pm
How are you doing? Did you pump? I'm facing the same situation. Down to 1 5 min pump per day. Scared to stop!
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2011
Mon, 09-05-2011 - 10:33pm
Actually more like 1 10 min pump.