couple questions

Shannon - posted on 08/19/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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couple of questions! can you change cat litter when you are breastfeeding? i know you can't change it while you are pregnat!!! Also just wondering i mainly nurse my 5 month old and sometimes i pump in the morning cuz i still feel full, and i also pump at night between 9 and 10, well my night time pumping is only 3 ozs. and im kinda worried if hes not getting enough during the day, but it seems like he is

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Lucy - posted on 08/20/2009

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The cat litter thing is fine just make sure you wash your hands afterwards, I'm sure you would anyway! I changed my cat's litter tray all throughout my pregnancy I just made sure I wore gloves and gave my hands a good scrubbing after!

Minnie - posted on 08/19/2009

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Concerning the cat litter: Yes, you can change it while breastfeeding. You can even change it while pregnant as long as your cats are indoor cats. It actually takes about 48 hours for taxoplasmosis from feces to reproduce to where it would be harmful to a pregnant woman. And rubber gloves are always good. It's not like you're licking your hands after changing it, lol.

What you can pump is no indication of your supply. Pump what you need when you're away from him, nurse him often when you're with him.

Alanna - posted on 08/19/2009

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Hi Shannon,

I can't help with the cat litter question. I have no idea.



It's such a guessing game isn't it? Well if he's sleeping through the night and you are nursing him what 5 times a day? He's probably getting enough. My daugther is almost 10 mths old now and nurses 4 times a day. Like you I pumped quite frequently early on as I liked to have some extra milk on hand in case I needed it to top her up or in case I wanted to go somewhere.



In the morning, our bodies produce a larger quantity of milk to fill that empty belly when the baby wakes up. As the day goes on the quantity of our milk decreases but the quality of the milk gets better. (It's creamier and more fatty.) So 3 ozs at 9 or 10pm is normal at this stage. Babies are more efficient than pumps so eventually that 3 ozs will likely decrease, especially if you skip a night, but don't be discouraged. It's totally normal. So pump and freeze it while you can. :)

Alanna - posted on 08/19/2009

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Hi Shannon,

I can't help with the cat litter question. I have no idea.



It's such a guessing game isn't it? Well if he's sleeping through the night and you are nursing him what 5 times a day? He's probably getting enough. My daugther is almost 10 mths old now and nurses 4 times a day. Like you I pumped quite frequently early on as I liked to have some extra milk on hand in case I needed it to top her up or in case I wanted to go somewhere.



In the morning, our bodies produce a larger quantity of milk to fill that empty belly when the baby wakes up. As the day goes on the quantity of our milk decreases but the quality of the milk gets better. (It's creamier and more fatty.) So 3 ozs at 9 or 10pm is normal at this stage. Babies are more efficient than pumps so eventually that 3 ozs will likely decrease, especially if you skip a night, but don't be discouraged. It's totally normal. So pump and freeze it while you can. :)

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