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Old 08-24-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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First time breastfeeding...

My insurance will pay for a Medela pump, but only after baby is born.

How soon do you need a pump?
I know for sure I'll be pumping once I return to work.

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Old 08-24-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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My insurance will pay for a Medela pump, but only after baby is born.

How soon do you need a pump?
I know for sure I'll be pumping once I return to work.
Your milk will come in usually from day 2-4 I believe. Honestly, I didn't feel like pumping at all the first week. I was tired and just focused on getting baby to latch well.

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Old 08-24-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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Re: First time breastfeeding...

It all depends on you and how your body responds to the pump. I had a strong let down and respond well to the pump. I started pumping 2 weeks before I went back to work for about 5 - 10 minutes after each feeding. Now at work I pump 3 times a day and get anywhere from 14-18oz per day. She eats about 12oz at the babysitters so it works for me.

ETA: I went back to work at 3 months so at 2 1/2 months I started pumping to build my stash and supply.
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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Well, with DS1, I started pumping right away because he was a preemie. DS2 didn't nurse well and I started pumping the first week. DD was a champion nurser and I started pumping when she was 2-3 weeks old...in the mornings for comfort. She only nursed one side and the other side was dripping. I liked having extra milk so I kept that morning pumping session until she was about a year old.
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Will your insurance ship you a pump or have you pick one up at a medical supply? My hospital provides a hand pump. Maybe ask for one at your hospital?

A hand pump isn't ideal but it would work until you get an electric pump. I am a SAHM but like a nice freezer stash and feel like I have the best opportunity to pump when supply is still abundant as soon as my milk comes in.
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Will your insurance ship you a pump or have you pick one up at a medical supply? My hospital provides a hand pump. Maybe ask for one at your hospital?

A hand pump isn't ideal but it would work until you get an electric pump. I am a SAHM but like a nice freezer stash and feel like I have the best opportunity to pump when supply is still abundant as soon as my milk comes in.
To my understanding, they ship it. That's a good idea asking the hospital for a hand pump, I wouldn't have even thought of that!
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My insurance will pay for a Medela pump, but only after baby is born.

How soon do you need a pump?
I know for sure I'll be pumping once I return to work.
I wouldn't worry on that as demand will help for the time you are off so by the time you need one our will be ok
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