View Poll Results: How much pumped milk do you have to pump to save it??
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:45 PM   #1
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How much EBM will you save??

I always try to pump twice daily. I get between drops and 6oz at a pumping session. I only save it if I get out 2oz or more otherwise I don't bother. I'm curious what others do

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Old 05-30-2009, 05:50 PM   #2
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I save anything over a couple of drops. I will be having heart surgery in a couple of weeks and will not be able to nurse for a few days during that time I still want dd to have my milk and avoid formula at all costs
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I saved every drop when my babies were in the NICU and sent it in to them. Every bit adds up!
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I save everything. I will just put the bottle in the fridge after I'm done and keep adding to it throughout the day. When it hits 4 oz. (what dd currently drinks per feeding) I put it in the freezer. Even if I skip a feeding I've never gotten more than 1-2 oz. from each side so every little bit counts to me.
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Re: How much EBM will you save??

As a low-supply mama my DD ONLY got drops from me for almost the first 6 weeks! Now that my supply is up to about 7 oz a day, I still will save even drops if that is all that I get because I know that was all she was getting at one time.
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I saved every drop from when he was taking a bottle and I was pumping (almost 4 gallons in 4-5oz increments) for the first 8 weeks. I use is now to make his food instead of water. He hasa 1 bottle a week now since I have class and that is what he gets.
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Re: How much EBM will you save??

Every drop! I always feel better knowing that I have stuff stored in the freezer for emergencies (like when the bottle I left with my mil leaked all over the diaper bag!)
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I save everything. I usually get between 2-7 or 8 oz at each pumping session.
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