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If you are lucky enough to make more than what your baby needs you may find yourself needing to freeze or donate the milk. Even if you donate milk, often times you will still freeze what you have so you can donate a larger amount at one time. When I donated I gave out about 2 weeks’ worth of milk at a time. My first time I breastfeed I froze some milk in the first month or two, but after … Great read! Show me more!
There comes a time when you need to travel for work or travel with your baby. The majority of the information below relates mostly to traveling with milk. I have traveled twice for work while pumping the second time, it can be very stressful. To make it worse, the first time I had to travel was also the first time I had ever traveled by myself! I survived and learned a lot. I also think that if you are an … Great read! Show me more!
So many women struggle with milk supply for a variety of reasons, some women exclusively breastfeed, pump exclusively or a combination of both. Much of this information could be applied to any women in need in an increased supply. When you start to do any of the below suggestions, please give it at least a week or two before considering it a failure. Some women might see a change after a day or two, but others it could take a … Great read! Show me more!
As an extension of my previous post, Getting Started, I’d like to provide you with some more general information regarding pumping. Please continue to keep in mind that every woman, baby, nursing, and pumping relationship is different. Not all advise I’ve included worked for me, however much of it did. The part that seems to vary from women to women is the pump and suction setting. This section includes what I feel is the most valuable advice for an exclusive … Great read! Show me more!
I have spent over a year hooked up to a pump and in my time I’ve learned a lot. I’ve dealt with a lack of supply, an oversupply, traveling for work, going to school and working full time, a baby that never slept and a baby that loves sleeping. The thing I learned the most from my first time pumping is that being educated on the subject is important because you can be proactive in keeping up your supply and … Great read! Show me more!