Is once a day ok?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-16-2007
Is once a day ok?
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Fri, 10-30-2009 - 5:08pm

Hi ladies!


I try to pump 2x a day but sometimes it just doesn't happen. Usually when I pump 2x I get around 9-10 oz at my first session and another 5-6 oz at my second session.


If I delay my morning pump session a few hours I can get 12 oz.


My LO takes about 12 oz while I'm gone (8:30-6:30).


I'm sure it's better to pump twice a day...but if I can only pump once a couple times a week, is that a big deal?


My LO is 4 mo. old.

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Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-02-2006
Sat, 10-31-2009 - 12:50pm

In general, two pumps is going to be better than 1, but if you're getting enough w/ 1 pump and it's occasional, then I think you're ok.


The only thing I'd be worried about is the "regulation" of your supply.

*SPENCER* happy Mami of two precious princesses! 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 11-03-2009 - 12:55pm
I go back and forth between one and two pumps.
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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 11-03-2009 - 3:15pm
I tend to agree with Spencer, while 2 is really best at least for the time being, you could get away with 1 here and there.
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-16-2007
Tue, 11-03-2009 - 5:53pm

Thanks ladies!


I do have a nice little freezer stash...a plastic shoe box in the deep freeze plus about 15-20 oz in the fridge freezer

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2008
Wed, 11-11-2009 - 10:25pm

You are worrying for no reason.

And count your blessings,

I pumped 7 times a day EVERY DAY and NEVER SAW 12 OUNCES in a single day.

No offense to you personaly, but I keep seeing these posts worrying about supply or pump output and you all get TONS OF MILK out of the pump. I should have BEEN SO LUCK FOR GODSAKE.