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Not pumping

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:21 pm
by Penguin
Considering not pumping when school goes back at the start of next year. DD will be 11 months old. Wondering if I can go three consecutive days (8-5ish) without pumping. Anyone done this? Thoughts?

Re: Not pumping

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:50 pm
by nobunnies
Anecdotally - I couldn't at 11 months.

But are you thinking you'll need to because your boobs will explode, or to maintain your supply? Because if she doesn't sleep through the night (/ducks) your supply should be fine...

Re: Not pumping

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:06 pm
by Ducks
I went back to work for3 cconsecutive days at 12mths for both kids. I pumped 3 times a day initially as I needed to for comfort but as neither of them have taken to expressed milk in a big way, I quickly cut it down to once or twiceand within 3mths I wasn't pumping at all. I was fine and neither kid complained about supply. But, I tend to over produce anyway.

Re: Not pumping

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:54 pm
by Mummy woo!
Big nope for me at that age. I went to 14 months with Oobiwoo and 13 months with Mrs Moops, but I got mastitis a month after I stopped pumping - I was run down and overdoing things so maybe I would have got mastitis anyway, but I think not pumping didn't help at all.

Re: Not pumping

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:41 pm
by snowie
With DD1, Feb bub like yours, I went back to work 4 days a week (0.5 part time load haha - long story for another day!)
Anyway, my days were 3 days of ~6 hours of separation and one day of 8+ hours of separation. I only pumped on the 8+ hours of separation and once only in the middle of the day for 4 weeks. EBM was put in the freezer for just in case, but never used! By the 4th week my boobs had figured out that they were still needed and could cope without a demanding baby/toddler who would feed 2 hourly on my 'days off'. We went on to feed until 3 days before her 5th birthday.

Re: Not pumping

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:35 pm
by Feebes
nobunnies wrote:Anecdotally - I couldn't at 11 months.

But are you thinking you'll need to because your boobs will explode, or to maintain your supply? Because if she doesn't sleep through the night (/ducks) your supply should be fine...

Jen, run my friend, run!!!

:lol:

Feebes

Re: Not pumping

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:59 pm
by Penguin
I'm done.CBFed any more. I've stopped cold turkey and damn the consequences. Bought stick packs of formula today and will buy a tin tomorrow for daycare.

Re: Not pumping

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:07 pm
by Feebes
Penguin wrote:I'm done.CBFed any more. I've stopped cold turkey and damn the consequences. Bought stick packs of formula today and will buy a tin tomorrow for daycare.
She won't need it for long though given that she's not that far away from not 'needing' formula anymore, just the actual boob itself.

Feebes

Re: Not pumping

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:20 pm
by Penguin
Feebes wrote:
Penguin wrote:I'm done.CBFed any more. I've stopped cold turkey and damn the consequences. Bought stick packs of formula today and will buy a tin tomorrow for daycare.
She won't need it for long though given that she's not that far away from not 'needing' formula anymore, just the actual boob itself.

Feebes
Yeah but I thought formula would be better than cows' milk

Re: Not pumping

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:22 pm
by Feebes
Penguin wrote:
Feebes wrote:
Penguin wrote:I'm done.CBFed any more. I've stopped cold turkey and damn the consequences. Bought stick packs of formula today and will buy a tin tomorrow for daycare.
She won't need it for long though given that she's not that far away from not 'needing' formula anymore, just the actual boob itself.

Feebes
Yeah but I thought formula would be better than cows' milk
Ah ok, How many bottles a day of EBM is she having a day?

Feebes

Re: Not pumping

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:25 pm
by Penguin
Feebes wrote:
Ah ok, How many bottles a day of EBM is she having a day?

Feebes
2x60ml at daycare x 3 days , plus whatever she has when she's with DH or Nan.