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689528 tn?1364135841

Breast Pump

I plan on breastfeeding but do not have a breast pump still. I've been waiting on someone that was going to give me theirs because she didn't really use it and she isn't having any more kids so doesn't need it anymore anyway. They just moved into a new house and don't know where it is. Not such good timing.
Anyway...am I going to be able to wait for it or will I need one right away?
5 Responses
187316 tn?1386356682
You should be able to wait since your milk shouldnt come in until around 4-7 days after birth.
915119 tn?1341948989
Well I started pumping at the hospital. I refridgerate it and then give my baby the breast milk in a bottle. I tried giving her from the breast but she won't take it. She got used to the bottle since birth.
666207 tn?1286812051
With my first I didn't start pumping until she was 3 weeks--and was still able to build up a stash for when i returned to work.  You should be just fine. And if you can avoid the cost of a breast pump, great!
689528 tn?1364135841
Thanks ladies. I was figuring I could do without. My mom breastfed both my brother and I and never mentioned ever using a breast pump. And from what I hear...many people hardly use them unless they are going to work.
796506 tn?1370188305
I have to use one because I have a low supply and Marley is impatient but hopefully you will have better luck and won't need one. You can always rent a hospital grade pump (the one I rented is $60 a month compared to buying one at 275-400$) and hopefully i will have it down in the first month and that will be the cost that I pay for the whole use.
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