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    Default Returning to work - cant get away with not pumping

    I return to work 3 days a week next week.

    Ds is currently going to daycare one day a week & this will obviously be increased to three days a week next week.

    Im sending formula to daycare & just breastfeeding as normal when ds is home. I wasnt planning to pump at work as i only have a manual pump & it hurts my wrists. Dh lost his job so it is not possible to purchase or hire an electric pump at the moment.

    I thought id be ok without pumping but last week i had no choice, i was so full & leaking & it was starting to hurt. What can i do? I thought i wouldnt have to pump.

    I cant be leaking everywhere at work. I have a good supply so if i dont feed all day i dont know if any breastpads are going to cut it. Any tips for this? - please note, i really struggle to hand express so that isnt really an option.

    I also dont want to end up with mastitis
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    You could do that if you wish to and just make sure you keep changing your breast pads but ultimately you will damage your supply and you might struggle on the days you don't work. It's a question you need to weigh up on a personal basis.

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    Ok thanks. Im crossing my fingers that my supply will be ok on my days off, as i just dont think i can pump with a manual pump at work.

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    Default Returning to work - cant get away with not pumping

    I personally could only go around 6-7 hours before it got too sore, so I decided to bf only twice a day. She doesn't get much, but I was in a similar situation where I couldn't express at work.

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    Ill be bf before i drop him off & after i pick him up but it will be about 8 hours or more between feeds.

    He wont take a cup of ebm or formula from me so i just have to breastfeed as normal on my days off.

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    How often are you bf right now in the day?

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    It varies as i feed on demand, but probably about 4 feeds a day. So ill probably miss about 2.

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    Could you aim for 3 feeds in the day before you start next week so it's not such a big shock to the boobies, then on your days off go back to 4 feeds.

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    I dont know how to do that, he feeds when hes hungry. He still much prefers milk over solids so i have no idea how to get him to drop a feed.

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    But it's tricky isn't it. You can only give it a go.


 

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