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Breastfeeding and high school princess♕peach Broken Bow, Oklahoma 963 posts
5th Jun '12

My son is due next month, and I plan on Breastfeeding. But I don't know how I'm going to balance that and school. I will be a senior and I have two off periods, so I only go to school from 7 to 12 or so. what did all of you do?

~*~ Nichole ~*~ 4 kids; Vancouver, Washington 11261 posts
5th Jun '12

Pump at some point in between 7 & 12.

Skitti 17 kids; Grand Haven Charter Township, Michigan 1508 posts
5th Jun '12

When is your lunch hour? I'd just go sit in my car and pump during lunch period..

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
5th Jun '12

I was lucky and got to take my daughter to school with me, so if she was hungry, I'd be called out of class. But since you can't do that, I'd suggest pumping during your two free periods. Maybe ask the school nurse if you could store your pump in her office, and maybe even your BM too. Or if I read that wrong, try pumping in between your classes in the nurse's office.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32448 posts
5th Jun '12

Talk to the office and get allowance for free time to pump between classes.

princess♕peach Broken Bow, Oklahoma 963 posts
5th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Missie93:</b>" When is your lunch hour? I'd just go sit in my car and pump during lunch period.."</blockquote>




12. I have 3 classes and then lunch, so I just go home. most people have 3 classes, lunch, then 4th period. But that's my off period.

~~~Gone~~~ 2 kids; Middle of Nowhere, PA, United States 6391 posts
6th Jun '12

have you thought about switching to cyber school?

AngelFromMyNightmare 1 child; 39 posts
7th Jun '12

Have you considered mixed feeding? I would pump when I started college a couple of months after having DS, but eventually I ended up having to stay until six p.m. and was having trouble pumping so I started mix feeding with Good Start. If you're able to get out of class and pump though I highly advise doing that so you can leave milk for your baby and your breasts don't hurt too much during the day

princess♕peach Broken Bow, Oklahoma 963 posts
7th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jess♫:</b>" have you thought about switching to cyber school?"</blockquote>



sorry i didnt see this til now, and no, i heard it costs to go there. and i go to a public school. i also want to walk the stage with my class. my mom ks going to watch my son while i am at school because she wants to see me graduate, and its only for a few hours. i am taking online classes for college though.

princess♕peach Broken Bow, Oklahoma 963 posts
7th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting AngelFromMyNightmare:</b>" Have you considered mixed feeding? I would pump when I started college a couple of months after having ... [snip!] ... pump though I highly advise doing that so you can leave milk for your baby and your breasts don't hurt too much during the day"</blockquote>




would mixing it mess with his belly?

~~~Gone~~~ 2 kids; Middle of Nowhere, PA, United States 6391 posts
7th Jun '12
Quoting ❥peαch:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jess♫:</b>" have you thought about switching to cyber ... [snip!] ... am at school because she wants to see me graduate, and its only for a few hours. i am taking online classes for college though."


no, it's free



pump during lunch and ask the nurse if you can pump/freeze it there

AngelFromMyNightmare 1 child; 39 posts
7th Jun '12
Quoting ❥peαch:" <blockquote><b>Quoting AngelFromMyNightmare:</b>" Have you considered mixed feeding? ... [snip!] ... for your baby and your breasts don't hurt too much during the day"</blockquote> would mixing it mess with his belly?"



It never bothered my son.. I was afraid to at first but my friend did it and my doctor knew but never said anything about it :S Maybe some babies can't? but it was fine with mine. I do encourage breastfeeding and pumping 100% though, I just wasn't able to continue pumping for some reason I would start to get no milk and lots of pain, so I started to mix feed.

princess♕peach Broken Bow, Oklahoma 963 posts
7th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting AngelFromMyNightmare:</b>" It never bothered my son.. I was afraid to at first but my friend did it and my doctor knew but ... [snip!] ... I just wasn't able to continue pumping for some reason I would start to get no milk and lots of pain, so I started to mix feed."</blockquote>



ill talk to my doctor! thanks :D

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
8th Jun '12
Quoting ❥peαch:" <blockquote><b>Quoting AngelFromMyNightmare:</b>" Have you considered mixed feeding? ... [snip!] ... for your baby and your breasts don't hurt too much during the day"</blockquote> would mixing it mess with his belly?"


No, but it would mess with your supply.

AngelFromMyNightmare 1 child; 39 posts
9th Jun '12
Quoting ❥peαch:" <blockquote><b>Quoting AngelFromMyNightmare:</b>" It never bothered my son.. I ... [snip!] ... I would start to get no milk and lots of pain, so I started to mix feed."</blockquote> ill talk to my doctor! thanks :D"


Np :) good luck