Kelly - posted on 08/01/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi all -
If I only pump twice at work, but get the same volume for as I would for 3 pumps, will my milk supply decrease?
I'm a working mom and my son is only having breast milk at this time. He's currently drinking about four 2.5-3.5oz bottles while I'm away, but my number of hours away will increase to 1 more feeding shortly. He's 3.5 months old, and we plan to introduce solids at about 6 months, and wean about 1 year. I will be spending about 10 hours away from him on the days I do work (currently at 7.5 hours).
I know someone who breast feeds once a day, and pumps just twice a day, and the baby is kept completely fed on those amounts. I don't know if her supply will decrease, or if this is normal if you're not trying to increase supply [that is emptying the breasts is sufficient rather than the frequency.]
Thanks for any advice.