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Wholemom 08-03-2012 10:10 AM

What would you do?
We recently experienced a series of tropical storms. This resulted in 5 day a power outage and I lost my entire freezer stash of over 100 ounces. I've recently gone back to work full time and while I do pump twice at work and nurse her during my 1 hour lunch break. I'm unable to restock the freezer because DD is literally attached to me from the minute I walk through the door and all weekend long. While I am keeping up with what she needs I would like to have that back up in the freezer just in case. How can I increase my milk supply so that when I pump I get two feedings instead of 1 and I can freeze the extra milk I have at the end of each day. DD is 6 months I like to send 20 ounces with her to daycare so ideally I'd need get 25 ounces at least within 3 pumping sessions. Any advice is appreciated. Sorry it's so long.

twood80 08-03-2012 03:58 PM

Re: What would you do?
Try pumping in the morning at home: get up before DD does, pump some, then feed her. Start slowly so you're not shorting her too much, she'll nurse more to help convince your body to make more milk. I don't know that it'll let you get 2 feedings instead of 1 at pumping sessions at work, but it'll still help you get extra for the freezer.

Also, if you actually have something close to 1 hour with her on your lunch break, can you nurse her twice (doesn't work if most of your lunch break is tied up in travel time)? Once right away when you get there, and once right before you leave? Then you have more milk in her without having to pump more.

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