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Post by JaneJayandBaby on Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:40 pm

if i were to go to college 3 days a week. weds, thurs n fri. so only bf'ing through the night. expressing on other days to leave ebm. would my milk dry up or get really messed up? or would it be fine?x
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Post by Kasia80 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:47 pm

Would you be able to express while out? At least few minutes!
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Post by JaneJayandBaby on Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:55 pm

no hun i wouldnt :s x
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Post by Squiglet on Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:29 pm

Well I work 8:30am until 3pm, 5 days a week. I don't express when I am out (I don't have the time) I express first thing in the morning before I leave for work, and first thing when I come home as well as feeding lil miss when I come in... On the days that I am not working I can still feed her during the time when I should be working, without any difficulties. Smile

As you are still fully breastfeeding you may have some issues, but as it's only 3 days a week and I gather will be uni hours, rather than a full working 8 hours, I don't think you should worry too much.. Just make sure you express upon leaving and returning home. Smile Oh and drink a lot Smile
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Post by JaneJayandBaby on Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:52 pm

it will be 9-4 i think? i do feed normally at the mo but express sometimes as been trying to stock the freezer. would love to do the 3 days at college but if my milk dried up i would be destraughtx
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Post by Kasia80 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:01 pm

I wuld advise to pump twice then. it could affect your supply hun not to.
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Post by JaneJayandBaby on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:19 pm

kasia i think i might just stick to going to college in the evening like planned. as we have already tested bottle feeding espressed milk then and supplys stayed good x
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Post by Natasha on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:22 pm

Awww hun, I think your making the right descision, it would only cause you upset if it were going to affect your breastfeeding relationship, at least you will still be able to learn in the evenings xxx

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Post by Kasia80 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:23 pm

:aww:
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Post by JaneJayandBaby on Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:41 pm

Thanks girls, it will only take me a year of study before I can go to university so I'm not upset as I want to be able to bf for at least 6 months Smile x
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Post by kay on Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:51 pm

:aww:

If i were in the situation, i would do the same hun x

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Post by Helen on Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:54 pm

hiya jane yeah i think your doing the best thing hun - i agree with what the girls have said :aww:


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Post by Pink Rose on Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:22 am

Well, I wouldn't have thought it would mess your supply up if you only choose to BF at night times completely. Your milk supply would just decrease and adapt for night times only.

In fact BFG at night times is the best time to ensure you have a milk supply, b/c that's when the level of the prolaction hormone rises.

It's actually harder and longer than you think to lose your milk supply completely. But your milk supply would be a bit confused if you were only BFG on certain days in the day time in the week. I would pump on the days you are away at college.
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