How often to express now BF increasing?

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Lady H, May 31, 2013.

  1. Lady H

    Lady H Mum to a miracle

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    So after many tears we are having a little progress on the BF front. I was previously pumping exclusively and bottle feeding. However we are now getting many more straight from breast feeds going, maybe 40% of feeds.

    We tend to feed from the right side mostly, so I still pump the left. But then I also pump the right after the feed. I'm only pumping 4-5 times a day as it became exhausting.

    How do I balance it out. I want to phase out pumping and exclusively feed from breast. Should I pump the breast she fed from or only the other? Any advice greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Sproglet

    Sproglet Well-Known Member

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    That's really great! When I was at that point with Robyn (feeding well off one breast) I only pumped the breast she fed off twice a day to make sure it was being drained properly at some point. Once we got to the point where I felt like she was draining it well herself, I stopped pumping it and just pumped the other side.
     

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