Im 38 weeks pregnant and planning on breast feeding. Im just really confused about when you pump like in between feedings? I don't know? Any websites or reading material about pumping would be wonderful! Thank you!
like the above poster said, you most likely won't have to pump unless you are storing milk to go out occasionally or if you are going back to work. Some moms do have to pump to maintain supply if the baby has a poor latch, weak s.uck or is a preemie, but this would hopefully be a short term thing until a lactation consultant provides assistance. Some people also pump in the beginning to relieve engorgement or help bring the milk in. If this is necessary, the nurses in the hospital should be able to give you guidance.
my baby girl is 2 weeks old in another 3 days and ive been hand exressing and pumping because I get engorged pretty easily. usually I try to wait till ive fed my baby girl and then ill pump the opposite brest or if im still uncomfortable ill pump both sides. otherwise its like their drippin all day long & I cant keep up with em with just the pads and I aint even goin back to work till december... :/
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.