Pump, Pump, Pump it up! (Pumping)

by - 01:00:00

Pumping! Wow, I hold an award for the mothers that exclusively pump, your are amazing and truly deserve a medal.

When I was ready to return to work, I pumped and I pumped and I pumped, I panicked I wouldn't have enough milk and I pumped some more! The thing is! She didn't want any milk and if she did 3-4oz was plenty for her.
Pumping is hard work, to do it successfully, you really need to pump at the same time, everyday or week for a while to get your supply up. When I first started pumping to go back to work, I probably got around 2-3oz out, after a couple of months of 10min sessions, once a week I was getting out full 9oz bottles! From 1 boob!!

My advice on pumping and returning to work, is try not to worry, start pumping early, get your routine and build a little supply so you don't worry, most importantly, trust your baby, try leaving him/her for a few hours with a little milk, see how they go, its the only way to work out what (if any) they will really need.

and remember if you manage to get too much milk, donate it :) their are lots of babies in this world who need it and lots of mummies and daddies who would be very grateful :)

Did you pump? Are you going to?
Mummy and Kairi x

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  1. invest in a good pump (id opt for electric) my manual one made my hand cramp!

    1. I couldn't agree more! Ended up with a carpal tunnel syndrome on my right wrist due to manual pump so went out and bought a good electric pump - heaven!!

      (Pia S)

  2. invest in a decent pump

  3. No tips will help if you just don't suit pumping! I haven't been able to since the early days of oversupply, regardless of the standard of pump used.

  4. Make sure you relax and pump one side whilst baby is feeding from the other seems to work well

  5. Helen Tobin-Perry25 June 2014 at 00:00

    Invest in an electric pump! Have a look around locally as quite a few places hire them out too <3

  6. I never used a pump - seemed to manage without.

  7. Definitely start early and build a small stash. I was told 10 days before being a bridesmaid they'd decided it would be an adults only wedding, very stressful worrying I wouldn't have enough!!

  8. I really struggled to pump. I never felt like I got much out. Will try again this time though.

  9. try to pump from one side while baby is feeding from the other

  10. I use a double pump and pump first thing on a morning

  11. Massage your breasts before pumping.

  12. Sarah Strickland27 June 2014 at 22:22

    I'm back at work in a month and so getting ready to pump regularly. I've been lucky enough so far only to have to do it occasionally.

  13. Lynsey Buchanan28 June 2014 at 14:38

    Tilt forward slightly and relax

  14. Build it into your daily routine or it can be hard to find the time to pump.


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