Should I pump for longer durations?

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Registered: 12-07-2007
Should I pump for longer durations?
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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 11:28am

I am away from my almost 10 month old for about 9 hrs a day.

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Registered: 08-02-2006
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 6:57pm

I think if you're only pumping ~10 minutes, you do have room to increase.

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Registered: 12-07-2007
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 9:44am

Who needs sleep - right? :)

I usually go to bed right after I nurse her in the evening. So unless I wake myself up later in the night, I don't see getting 4oz. I am getting a good 7-8 hrs of sleep a night - so I think I'm fine with that.

I talked to the daycare provider and she thinks that Michelle would be OK if I reduced her 2nd bottle from 6 oz. I only sent 5 oz today and might work it down to 4 oz.

I am going to start pumping longer and see if that helps. Only 9 wks to go... but who is counting!

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Registered: 08-02-2006
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 3:50pm

I think decreasing her last bottle is a good idea ... get her hungrier for MOMMY at the end of the day :)

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