Sessions how long?

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Registered: 04-20-2009
Sessions how long?
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Fri, 03-19-2010 - 5:09pm


I'm pumping three times while gone about 11 hours, and am getting 16-20oz with those. But it takes forever- 20-25 minutes average that I will keep having a regular flow- usually two letdowns. So my question is, if I should pump shorter amounts even if I still have flow, since I'm pumping so much more than I need (he eats about 10oz while I'm gone) or keep that up? I'm too scared of decreasing supply though I've been doing it about 6 weeks now and have been in the same routine and amount for most of it.

My PIS is from my first son, 6.5 years ago, so maybe it's not as strong? I used it for a full year then, but I did buy all new horns, etc. this time. But I still get so much that it doesn't seem to be an issue. I really would love shorter sessions though!

Thoughts? Thanks!

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Registered: 08-02-2006
Sat, 03-20-2010 - 11:56am

In your shoes, I'd probably cut back on the sessions.

*SPENCER* happy Mami of two precious princesses! 

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Registered: 04-20-2009
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 11:15am

Thanks! I'm going to do just that... I'm 13 minutes into a session right now and about to quit, no matter the flow. Should still be a bit of cushion, and I also do weekend AM pumps, so a bit more cushion there too... and I guess I could always add another in or pump longer if I start to need more.

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Registered: 08-02-2006
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 2:05pm
Sounds like a plan!

*SPENCER* 42 year old pregnant XBFing Mami of a toddler!

*SPENCER* happy Mami of two precious princesses! 

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