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moms who breastfeed and work full time Lovesick Mommy 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 488 posts
21st Feb '11

I want some advice on how you do both. I was doing okay breastfeeding but once I started working formula became too easy for me so i got too comfortable and basically ended up stopping bfng. Thing is I don't want to stop but it seems impossible. He is only a month and a half so I figured right now is the best time to get back into it before I give up for good. Now I haven't breastfed for about 3 weeks so i stopped producing milk. What can I do? I work roughly 40hrs a week. I mean is it possible to keep my supply up when I can't breastfeed/pump for about 8 hours a day? Any advice is greatly appreciated :)

Momma to almost 4 Due September 6; 19 kids; Delaware 2746 posts
21st Feb '11

Do you get breaks during work? or can you split your lunch break in to 4? I used to pump during 15 minute breaks I had. Then wehrn I worked at a group home I was lucky enough to be able to pump whenever a client wasn't in need or didn't have an appointment.

Lovesick Mommy 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 488 posts
21st Feb '11
Quoting Momma to almost 4:" Do you get breaks during work? or can you split your lunch break in to 4? I used to pump during 15 minute ... [snip!] ... I worked at a group home I was lucky enough to be able to pump whenever a client wasn't in need or didn't have an appointment."


See thats my problem. I work at david's bridal and right now it's what they call bridal christmas. It gets so hectic that we barely get the chance to take a break and its only suppose to get crazier from all the summer weddings :(

lovemyboyfriend 16 kids; Texas 32385 posts
21st Feb '11

your job legally has to give you time to pump.



I work 32 hrs a week and pump for 15 minutes every 2hrs. It isn't much but every little bit helps.

Lovesick Mommy 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 488 posts
21st Feb '11
Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk HOAR:" your job legally has to give you time to pump. I work 32 hrs a week and pump for 15 minutes every 2hrs. It isn't much but every little bit helps. "


Im going to have to talk to one of my managers because she nursed her son till he was 2 so im sure she would understand about the breaks. What do I do to get my supply back?

Kailyn's Mama 20 kids; Rochester, New York 19490 posts
21st Feb '11
Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk HOAR:" your job legally has to give you time to pump. I work 32 hrs a week and pump for 15 minutes every 2hrs. It isn't much but every little bit helps. "


This is what I was going to say. State laws will differ i am sure, but here they have to give you 2-15 min breaks in addition to your lunch on an 8 hour shift.

Amanda&ZamJam 2 kids; Oklahoma 16770 posts
21st Feb '11

Getting your supply back while working full time will be hard, but if you really try you could! I work full time 8 hours a day and pumped 2-3 times a day, my lunch break and plan times.

Lovesick Mommy 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 488 posts
21st Feb '11
Quoting Kailyn's Mama:" This is what I was going to say. State laws will differ i am sure, but here they have to give you 2-15 min breaks in addition to your lunch on an 8 hour shift."


if I did bout 10 mins every 2 to 3 hours would it help at all?

Lovesick Mommy 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 488 posts
21st Feb '11
Quoting Amanda&Zane:" Getting your supply back while working full time will be hard, but if you really try you could! I work full time 8 hours a day and pumped 2-3 times a day, my lunch break and plan times."


I really want to do it. I only really breastfed for a month but I already miss it. for how long did you pump for?

Amanda&ZamJam 2 kids; Oklahoma 16770 posts
21st Feb '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lovesick Mommy:</b>" I really want to do it. I only really breastfed for a month but I already miss it. for how long did you pump for?"</blockquote>




I breastfed for almost 11 months, around when I got preggo my supply dried up. When my supply dipped, I would wake up in the middle of the night and pump to try to get my supply up. And let your baby nurse every chance you get, once you get your supply back.

Lovesick Mommy 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 488 posts
21st Feb '11
Quoting Amanda&Zane:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lovesick Mommy:</b>" I really want to do it. I only really ... [snip!] ... of the night and pump to try to get my supply up. And let your baby nurse every chance you get, once you get your supply back."


so do I start out my pumping or can I do both like let him use me as a pacifier until the milk comes back?

Amanda&ZamJam 2 kids; Oklahoma 16770 posts
21st Feb '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lovesick Mommy:</b>" so do I start out my pumping or can I do both like let him use me as a pacifier until the milk comes back?"</blockquote>




I would definately pump, and you could try letting him latch, but he may just get frustrated to get nothing. Zane would when I was drying up. Have you completely dried up yet? Or still producing some?

Lovesick Mommy 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 488 posts
21st Feb '11
Quoting Amanda&Zane:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lovesick Mommy:</b>" so do I start out my pumping or can I ... [snip!] ... just get frustrated to get nothing. Zane would when I was drying up. Have you completely dried up yet? Or still producing some?"


Yea and he likes to eat a lot so I will wait a bit before trying to let him on and yea I haven't leaked for a while so I would guess I have dried up. I will try to pump tonight and see what happens.

♥ MizTori 2 kids; Alabama 6637 posts
status 21st Feb '11

The only Pennsylvania law about bf



Pennsylvania
Pa. Cons. Stat. tit. 35