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Old 01-20-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Pumping for a week = supply decrease?

Hi! I'm going out of town for a week next month. My 13 week old dd has a dairy intolerance and I have cut it all out. Being a foodie, this has been quite difficult. We are traveling to a place with amazing food and I'd love to partake in it as I won't travel there again for many years. In the past, if I ate dairy mistakenly, I could give dd formula or stored milk for 24 hours and she seemed to be fine. Question is if I eat what I want during the trip and give her formula and pump (and dump) whenever I feed her, could I do serious damage to my supply? I'm already on domperidone to get my supply up and I don't want to hurt it. I could always do every other day...
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Re: Pumping for a week = supply decrease?

Since babies are more efficient at getting the milk and you already have a supply issue I think going the full week could very possibly affect your supply. Perhaps doing only the first and 4th day or something like that would be alright. Just my opinion though as I've never had this problem.
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I would think it would be okay, but I think I would pump 1 or 2 extra times per day- so if she normally nurses 7x per day, I would probably do 8 or 9 pumping sessions just to be safe. And if I were in your shoes , I'd totally do it
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