Breastfeeding and Pumping? Any tips?

Michelle - posted on 08/05/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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When you breastfed your babies and pumped how did you do it.. I tried with my son Jacob, now 21 months, and didnt go to well now I have exclusively breast fed my daughter Callie for 11 weeks and I am wanting to pump here and there but am nervous... any tips?

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Stephanie - posted on 08/05/2011

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I pumped every 3-4 hours from at least one side. Especially in the early weeks when baby only fed on one side. I nursed on one side, and pumped the other. Sometimes after baby was finished, I would pump both sides until breasts felt completely empty. The more I pumped, the more I made. I quit pumping when baby was 5 months old, because it became too time demanding. ( I also have a 2 1/2 year old. ) I still have breast milk in freezer. He is now 10 months old. It really is supply/demand. Good luck!

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