What do you think? Should parents be able to bring their young babies to work with them?
Exactly. You pumped before work, during your first break, during lunch, and during your second break.
If a person can use these times to pump, if a person can use these times to smoke, then I don't see why an employer would have a problem with a person using these times to breastfeed.
actually, an optimal schedule for a good supply is to pump when the breasts become full--that matches the pace of the child's demand/need. pumping too often or on a rote schedule can hyperstimulate supply, which means that there will be too much milk
"But is an "optimal schedule" done by everyone? "
Those that wish to keep exclusively breastfeeding the first six months or have a longterm
If you've ever been a new mother, you know how precious every minute of sleep is. A breastfeeding baby is much more efficient at stimulating supply than a pump. A woman has to pump more often than breastfeed to maintain the same supply. As the baby gets better at it, it's not necessary to continue with the marathon feedings. With pumping, you have to keep up the 2-3 hour schedule or else the supply dwindles.
No, of course not. The result is that their supply dwindles and they supplement with formula or move to formula entirely.
UNLESS she is emptying her breasts 7 times between 5:30pm and 8am the next day, and can miraculously function on that level of sleep deprivation for 6 months.
But is an "optimal schedule" done by everyone?