When Do I Start Pumping

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Lashunda - June 7

I'm planning on br___tfeeding but only for a little while. I was wondering when should I start pumping to get my baby used to the bottle? Would it be before she eats or after she eats?

 

Lashunda - June 8

bump

 

JJ5235 - June 8

I would pump just once a day about 1 hour after your little one eats. I like to do this in the a.m when I feel my milk supply is at its peak. Also you can pump while you are nursing if your baby only feeds from one side which is great. How old is your baby? It is not recommended to give a bottle until at least 4 weeks old because this may cause nipple confusion. And use a slow flow nipple. I like the platex nursers!! hope this helps.

 

ca_pink - June 10

You should start pumping so that you can build up a supply. You should pump after you feed the baby. If you plan to pump only once a day, you should pump in the morning when your supply is greatest (that's what a lac consultant told me). The same lac consultant told us to introduce a bottle when the baby is 6-7 weeks... any later, the baby might not take the bottle. Good luck!

 

JJ5235 - June 10

To ca-pink, you do not need to pump to build your supply. The baby alone does this for you. Also if you wait to long (6-7 is to long) to introduce the bottle, then the baby may reject it.

 

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