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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 00:49 AM   1
mowat
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Going away for the weekend without my babies!


My twins are 2 and we're still feeding as much as 4 times a day. This weekend I'm going away without them for the first time. Wondering if anyone has any tips for keeping up my supply and encouraging my babies to keep feeding when I return? I'll be gone for three full days!



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 19:05 PM   2
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I doubt you will have a problem with them wanting to still nurse when you come back! Especially if they still do it 4x/day. Maybe hand expressing a few times a day while you are away will help with the supply?



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 23:25 PM   3
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Thanks for the reply nicem815! I'm hopeful they'll still be interested. I was wondering if I should pump at all....I've never had a supply issue but the length of time makes me nervous.



 
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Old Aug 17th, 2017, 01:02 AM   4
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I'd take a pump if nothing else but to relieve pressure and avoid potential mastitis



 
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Old Aug 19th, 2017, 14:55 PM   5
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Agree it is more about your health than supply at this stage. Suddenly going from feeding two toddlers 4 times a day to nothing is not what I'd want to do cold turkey. If you don't have a pump already you may find a manual one is better value for just a few days. If you have ever been successful at manual expression that is a free alternative, but you really do want to make sure that you don't let yourself get painfully engorged.



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Old Aug 26th, 2017, 23:54 PM   6
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Made it through the weekend! Holy cow it was unpleasant! Brought a pump and managed to pump a little twice a day but it was still super uncomfortable. Got back and the babies went right back to it (thankfully!) Thanks for the advice Mamas!



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 19:07 PM   7
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Made it through the weekend! Holy cow it was unpleasant! Brought a pump and managed to pump a little twice a day but it was still super uncomfortable. Got back and the babies went right back to it (thankfully!) Thanks for the advice Mamas!
Great news!



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2017, 09:55 AM   8
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I'm glad you made it through!



 
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Old Aug 28th, 2017, 12:04 PM   9
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Glad you made it through! That must have been SO uncomfortable. Well done not only successfully breastfeeding twins, but past two years! That's incredible!



 
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