Made it 11 hours between pumps!

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Registered: 10-17-2008
Made it 11 hours between pumps!
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Thu, 12-17-2009 - 6:39am

Yesterday I made it 11 hours between my early morning and late afternoon pump. I am pretty psyched! I am dropping to 2 pumps, but taking it VERY slowly.

I probably could have made it the full 12 hours yesterday, but one section of the R side was harder than I thought it should be, so fearing a clog, I did a full pump.

I am pumping for just under 30 minutes at 5 AM, just under 30 minutes at 4 PM (hopefully later today), then doing a quick 10 min evening pump before bed just to help ensure my BBs don't wake me up before 5 AM. I typically make more milk overnight than I do during the day.

Is my plan of gradually pushing the afternoon pump later going to work? I would love to get to a 5 AM / 7:30 PM schedule in the end. Not sure if I should push back my afternoon pump while simultaneously dropping minutes on the evening pump, or just hold the afternoon pump at 12H later and cut the evening pump - THEN push the afternoon pump back, etc.

We have the beginners guide on the board, now I think we need the 'quitters guide', LOL. In the early days I always assumed weaning would be super easy and straightforward -- that I could just stop. Oh how wrong I was.... :) Probably better this way or I would have given up a long time ago.


Lilypie




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Thu, 12-17-2009 - 7:25am

Bahaha!

 

 

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Thu, 12-17-2009 - 7:12pm

We totally need a "quitter's guide"! LOL! I don't know how many searches I did for posts on weaning trying to get my questions answered. Unfortunately, for the most part, I've just been figuring it out as I go along!


I am pumping at 7:30 am and 7:30 pm. I just sort of did it, going from 3x with 8 hours in between. That was Wednesday (a week ago yesterday) and yesterday was pretty much the first day that



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Sat, 12-19-2009 - 9:29am

I did it! The last 2 days I have been down to 2 pumps per day, hooray!!

I actually went from 5 PM last night to 8 AM this morning... Guess I was more tired than I thought. I woke up engorged, but not leaking like I normally would after going that long.

It figures right after I start dropping pumps that LO starts eating TONS. I have barely frozen any milk in the last few days. I think he's up to 35 oz/day again - yikes!!


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