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if you work and pump

how often do you pump and how much do you get per session? i know everyone will have a different output, but i'm wondering what others get. i'm so worried i'm doing this wrong and a few weeks down the road my supply is going to drop off. M is also starting to sleep at least 6 hours straight at night, sometimes longer. can someone give me some thoughts on this schedule?

-bf M between 5-7am
-pump at work 3 hours from whenever she ate last. i usually get a total of 3-4 oz. from both sides.
-pump at work 3 hours from the last pumping session (even if its right before i go home). i usually get 2-3 oz. from both sides during this session.
-M has two 3 oz. bottles while i'm gone between 8 and 2.
-M normally nurses 3-4 times before going down between 8 and 9pm.
-since she's sleeping so long, when M wakes up between 3 and 5am, i feed her on one side and pump my engorged side, getting exactly 3 oz. every time.

i have a bit of milk frozen, but we've been giving her fresh milk. like right now, there is 20 oz. of milk in the fridge plus her two 3 oz. bottles made for tomorrow.

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I think you are doing fine. dd cluster nursed like that for me the entire time she breastfed.

a 20 oz stash for you is 2-3 days. that is good.

if I needed more I would throw in a pump session during the weekend or pump before I went to bed.

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thanks for the reassurance, Strange. i'm new to this breastfeeding stuff and am always wondering if i'm doing it wrong, lol.
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That looks great! I'm down to pumping once on my 8 hours shifts, at lunch break, and getting less than I used too(but, DS is 11 months old now, and not nursing as much as before)
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I agree with Strange, it looks like you're doing great! My rule is to pump as many times as the baby gets a bottle and you're doing that Click here to enlarge.

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I agree with Strange, it looks like you're doing great! My rule is to pump as many times as the baby gets a bottle and you're doing that Click here to enlarge.

Exactly. Last time I pumped 4 x a day at first (working 8-5) and then down to 3 x when she was on solids.
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I do and I don't pump. When I had my first I hated pumping, mostly bc I didn't get much milk, at best 2oz. I tried again with my 2nd. It's too much anxiety and not enough milk that I don't even bother. Sorry, not much help, am I?
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