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cyavca05 posted:
Hi girls, I was wondering how often is best to pump. I know they usually say every 3 hrs or after each feeding, but that seems to be a little too much. My DS is 2 months, I'm mainly pumping and bottle feeding him Breast milk (no formula at all). here lately I have been pumping every 8 hrs getting 10 oz per pumping for a total of 30 oz a day. Is this ok? would my milk supply decrease or my body will always know to make the 10 oz every 8hrs? I noticed that when I pump more often I just get less milk, t 4-5 hrs I get around 5 oz. I will be going back to work in a week and it really helps not to have to pump that often, but on the other hand I would like to BF for a year so I have to make sure my milk supply is not reduced.
What do you think?
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roni090909 responded:
More than likely your supply with decrease with time. Especially if you stop pumping throughout the night. I would make sure I pump every 2-3 hours during the day, especially when you are working, and maybe go 4-5 without pumping at night for a bit.


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