Jennifer - posted on 01/07/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am pumping to feed me baby boy, we have not ever been able to actually breastfeed together. He is 8 weeks old. I have a BIG fear of drying up! I have to admit I don't pump EVERY 3 hours, and at night..I go from midnight until sometimes 9am without pumping. If I go a long time I always get alot of milk. I always pump until there is no more milk coming out. I don't even time it anymore I just pump until it's dry. I have a GREAT Medela double pump. The least amount I pump at one time is about 3-4 oz from both sides, the most I have pumped at once is 17oz....but I went a long time between. I am just really worried about drying up. I don't ever want to give him formula. I have nothing against people who feed their kids formula, I just don't want to! If anyone has any realistic advise for me I would love to get some tips. I say realistic because when I was told I HAD to pump every three hours...I tried and it's not feasible all the time....I don't want to get frustrated and give up! I REALLY don't want to be forced to give up becasue I dried up... please help with any tips or reassurance you may have for me :) THANK YOU FOR HELPING!