This is a discussion on Pumping moms! within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; I bought the cooler bag n additional freezing panels too n it can last quite long about 6-hours. btw, I ...
I bought the cooler bag n additional freezing panels too n it can last quite long about 6-hours.
btw, I used to wake up on the middle of the night to pump, but now that I've started work I'm really tired n unable to wake up. thus,btwn 11pm-7am 8hrs of non-pumping. any mummies know if it'll affect supply?
I dont't freeze immediately. I will chill it in the fridge. Only freeze the excess at home.
I'm using the Avent manual pump at office. I have a big tupperware to store it. After each pump, I will wash it with baby detergent then rinse my set with hot water in the tupperware. I store my milk in milkbags. I dont't freeze, I chill then transfer to my Avent cooler bag that has ice packs to keep the milk cool to bring home or to the infant care. That's coz I know my milk will be consumed within 24hrs.
Jean, for the Avent manual pump, sometimes when I want better suction, I will forgo using the gel padding at the funnel. It's not so comfy but it gives me better suction and faster letdown.
I dont't freeze as well - will chill instead. I have two ice packs plus Avent cooler gel packs but am thinking of buying more ice packs now since the bag that came with my out-and-about set can fit in Eva's breakfast/lunch plus three bottles of milk with some room to spare!
As for milk supply being affected, it depends. I latch Eva on at 530am every morning and I'm always full - her last feed used to be 1130pm but since last week, she refuse to nurse so I'll pump that feed out; quite handy if I need extras to send over to the babysitter. :P
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i didnt pump the whole night last night, and it seems that i have blocked ducts now. just started work and pumped outside seems so stressful!
dont't be stressed! stress will reduce breast milk supply. give yourself a bit of time to settle back into work and get used to the pumping routine. those of us who are pumping at work also 'karang-kabo-ed' when we first resumed full-time work. do try to pump in the middle of the nite as well, to avoid blocked ducts and reduced breast milk supply. breastfeeding moms gotta be hardworking moms. =)
jia you jia you. you are not alone and we are all cheering you on here!
dont't stress yourself out ya? It'll take a while to adjust to a new schedule...even I can foresee that things will be nutty when I start work next month. :P
Same here. I'm starting work on 3 May, so fast....