Subbing. I'm planning on taking it this summer.
Originally Posted by rivkah
Has anyone ever taken the GRE while nursing a babe? I am worried about the need to pump. I have a few months to study, and can wait until DD is 1 (she is 6 months now), but I am certain she will still be nursing once or twice a day at least!
I'm sure it depends on how sensitive your supply is and how likely you are to get engorged, but I could easily go 6 or 8 hours without pumping when DD was 8 or 9 months (though if I needed expressed milk for her during the day, I would just pump extra before I left in the morning, right after she nursed or right after she went to bed at night) After she was over a year (and sometimes before that even), I didn't even bother to pump when I was going to be gone. She just drank and ate other things. And my supply was/is never affected.
I'm 39 weeks pregnant now, still nursing DD 2-4 times a day, and last semester we went 7-9 hours without nursing 5/days per week. It didn't affect my milk supply at all.
Anyway, it depends on the specific mama and baby, but if your DD will be over 9 or 10 months and eats solids fairly well, I wouldn't worry about pumping during the test at all.