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Old 05-19-2014, 07:59 AM   #1
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Exclusively pumping question

So this may be a dumb question, but in regards to starting your period after birth, exclusively pumping and exclusively breastfeeding are one in the same, right?

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Old 05-19-2014, 08:29 AM   #2
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Should be but babies are usually more efficient at getting the milk out than a pump.

Like one of my friends she doesn't respond very well to a pump so of she were to ep than I would imagine her output would be less so her period would return sooner than if she were to breast feed.
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Re: Exclusively pumping question

I'm exclusively pumping for my firstborn & as of 8.5 months of pumping with an electric double-pump, I haven't had a period. If I didn't have to pump so often, I'd pump until menopause! Well, except for a short time to ovulate & conceive just once more...
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Re: Exclusively pumping question

I don't exclusively pump, but work away from home 12 hours +/- 4 days a week. Last time around I ovulated within days of switching from pumping every 2-3 hours to pumping every 5 hours. I'll let you know in July if it happens again! I was majorly bummed last time as I had hoped to have more than 4 months period-free after DD's birth.
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Interesting...so just that switch of pumping schedule brought it on... Crazy.
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