Question by kweenB:
How often should I pump? Should I save my expressed breast milk?

I am exclusively breastfeeding my newborn. The lactation lady said to pump my breasts. I do not give my baby a bottle yet and do not plan to until about 6 weeks of age. I feel wasteful dumping out the expressed milk. I can’t seem to find the answers to these questions anywhere. HELP!!


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Answer by C.C
you can freeze it, if you put it in back of freezer it’s good for 3months

Answer by mybooga
The only reason I can think of that she might tell you to pump is if maybe they are engorged. My baby girl will be two months Monday and when I pump I put the milk in the freezer because I also feel like I am wasting it. The only time I ever feed her from a bottle is if I have to go somewhere, which has only been twice, and sometimes in public. It kinda varies on how long you can store breast milk, in the things that I have read you can store it in a freezer with a separate door for about 3 months or so

Answer by SS.622
Definately dont dump out the milk!
Get either storage bottles, or freezer bags and save it!
Milk is good in the back of the refrigerator for up to 8 days.
It is also good in the freezer for 3-6 months
And in a deep freeze for 6-12 months

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/milkstorage.html

If you are pumping to increase your supply you can, pump an additional 5-15 minutes after each nursing session..or in between nursing (even if nothing is coming out)
If you aren’t having supply problems, you dont need to pump.

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/low-supply.html

O but if you are pumping to help with engorgment..only pump out about an ounce or so (just enough for your bay to latch on)…if you pump more you’ll end up producing more than you need.

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