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Old 06-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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How long to refill?

I'm currently pumping both boobs, dd is napping an will be up within the hour and will be hungry. How long does it typically take to refill after pumping/feeding? She nursed a bit before going down.

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On demand. She nurses, you'll produce
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But doesn't that mean I could pump for an hour and keep filling the bottle? I always thought once it was "empty" it needed to refilled! Lol. Good to know!
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Breasts are never completely empty. They keep making milk all the time.
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she just might have to work a little longer to get the letdown, but it's there
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Re: How long to refill?

i wondered this too
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But doesn't that mean I could pump for an hour and keep filling the bottle? I always thought once it was "empty" it needed to refilled! Lol. Good to know!
Pumping, no, probably not, because pumping is not as efficient as nursing. Nursing, yep. You could nurse all day long and keep filling your baby--if she is suckling for nourishment.
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Breasts are never completely empty. They keep making milk all the time.
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Give yourself time between pumping and nursing. While yes, it's supply and demand, but a new 'demand' can take up to 24 hours to be recognized from the breasts standpoint. If there was 'always' milk you could nurse/pump All day with no issue and that's not true. You should give yourself a reasonable amount of time inbetween. You can't always be sure your get a 'second' let down
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your nipples are going to take a beating if you spend too much time on a pump. pump frequently but not for hrs on end
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