pumping CrAsH1988 Due June 17; 2 kids; Spencer, West Virginia 197 posts14th Nov '12
I am 4 days PP and milk came in yesterday, ferociously! Should I wait till i regulate my supply before pumping to stock up? or can I pump now to relieve the engorgement. TIA
E.P. Mom Due March 14; 1 child; Texas 2668 posts14th Nov '12
Quoting CrAsH1988:" I am 4 days PP and milk came in yesterday, ferociously! Should I wait till i regulate my supply before pumping to stock up? or can I pump now to relieve the engorgement. TIA"If you are engorged you need to pump to alleviate the pressure and prevent mastittis (sp?). It will help your baby with their feeding as well because it won't shoot out at 90mph when they start to nurse, hahah, I had that problem alot with DD and didn't know what to do at the time.
Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts14th Nov '12
Pumping will tell your body to make milk when you dont actually need it. You just want to pump/hand express just enough to relieve the pain/engorgement but not like a full pumping session.
lolajessup Due July 25; 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44034 posts14th Nov '12
Jst enough to relieve pressure. Keep it refidgerated all day and then u can freeze it altogether at the end of the day so it's all the same temperature and same day milk. I froze mine in 2-4 oz increments.