|View Poll Results: How often do you pump while you are at work?|
|More than once an hour||0||0%|
|About once every hour||0||0%|
|About once every two hours||1||11.11%|
|About once every three hours||7||77.78%|
|About once every four hours||0||0%|
|About once every five hours||0||0%|
|Less often than every five hours||1||11.11%|
|It varies (tell me more!)||0||0%|
|Something else (tell me more!)||0||0%|
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My son is 6 months right now, and has not yet started solids. Usually I pump about every three hours. I work 2 long shifts (7am-5:30 pm and on those days I pump while driving to work even if he has nursed recently(I started doing this with my first son and it gave me an extra 4 ounces a day). Then I pump around 10am, lunch time, 3pm-ish, and sometimes on my drive home as well. I also work 2 shorter shifts (7am-1pm, and those days I pump on my way to work, and at least once while at work but I try to make it twice (around 10am then right before I leave or while I'm driving home).
I also have a 2 year old that I pumped for for about 14 months following the same schedule. As he got older and was eating more solids (around 10 months maybe) I stopped pumping on my lunch break so that I'd have a little "free time" during the day. HTH!
My ds3 is weaned now, but when I was pumping I pumped every 3 hours, starting 3 hours from when he last ate. Sometimes I could get away with feeding him right before I left, pump once, and hurry home to catch him at the end of the day. Once he started eating solids regularly and I noticed us storing more milk than we were using, I pushed it back to 4 hours. Then I only pumped once, once he was approaching 1. Finally, at 11.5 months, I quit pumping at work.
Wife to an amazing man , mommy to 3 wild dudes: ds1 (5/23/05 @ 30 weeks), ds2 (3/5/09) , and ds3 (9/26/10) . Part time librarian, full time mommy, occasional chef and maid.
Katie - Married to Mike 06/02/01, Mom to Sydney Anne born 11/21/09 and Alice Maeryn & Oliver Thomas born 04/24/13