It will help maintain your supply and will hopefully prevent any chance of mastitis like you are worried about.
Who knows the lady selling it may even drop another $10 off if you ask her nicely?
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If it were me (and i know everyone is different,so this might not be right for you), i would suck it up and deal with a bit of wrist pain,and just express 1x per day at work, on a lunch break perhaps? Why does it hurt your wrist so much - do you think you could alter your technique at all to minimise pain? Eg, do long, slow pumps instead of lots of little quick ones?
I think it hurts my wrist cause ive had issues in the past with my neck which extended down my arm into my wrists - i had burning nerve pain in my wrists for a while in the past when my neck was bad. Its probably related to that.
How long do you pump before it hurts your wrists? Could you just pump for a couple of minutes and that might be enough to receive the fullness and leaking
I could pump for a couple of minutes on each side. Hopefully that would be enough to maintain my supply
I would imagine as your DS settles into daycare and gets used to having formula there, you may have more luck at home (especially if your supply drops off). I worked 3 days per week when bf'ing my DD and found that I did need to express at least once during the day or would be too uncomfortable. I found that when my breasts were really full, I would really only have to do a couple of pumps with the manual pump and the milk would just flow out of there! So definitely take your pump to work with you.
I would just wait and see how you go, if you feel that you won't be able to get through the day at work without an electric pump then I would look for one then.
Thanks! I tried to see if i could get through today without pumping but i couldnt, it was starting to hurt. So i guess ill have to take my pump to work
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