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x*x cookie monster (a and p) 2 kids; West Virginia 4445 posts
6th Apr '13

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J+C+B=3 19 kids; Godfrey, Illinois 391 posts
6th Apr '13

My lactation nurse said don't pump until 6 weeks pp. The more you pump the less you'll get because pumping doesn't do the same thing as the baby does. The baby's lips massage the breast in a way pumping doesn't. I wouldn't recommend pumping at all right now.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
6th Apr '13

Yes you can pump now :) It won't do any harm. Some people can only pump at birth and go on to breastfeed successfully. It's not going to hurt you at all to pump after he feeds. I had to exclusively pump for at least 5 weeks, he wouldn't even latch. Now we're at a year, and still breastfeeding, even through a pregnancy. You'll do just fine, and it's great to have a store!

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59190 posts
status 6th Apr '13

DO NOT pump if you are also nursing. It will wreak havoc on your milk supply. Wait until your supply is regulated around 6 weeks.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59190 posts
status 6th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" Yes you can pump now :) It won't do any harm. Some people can only pump at birth and go on to breastfeed ... [snip!] ... Now we're at a year, and still breastfeeding, even through a pregnancy. You'll do just fine, and it's great to have a store!"</blockquote>




It's different if baby will latch and is actively nursing. It's basically telling your body to make double, which can cause oversupply, sore b**bs and mastasis.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
6th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" Yes you can pump now :) It won't ... [snip!] ... and is actively nursing. It's basically telling your body to make double, which can cause oversupply, sore b**bs and mastasis."</blockquote>




Oh really? Learn something new every day. They told me to pump after even when he latched on rare occasions so I figured it was okay.