Breastfeeding/Pumping

Does anyone know how to manage keeping supply when you don't have time to pump at work? My supply is already pretty low and I don't want to lose it all together. Any advice would be great :)

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Sarah
    04/03/14
    I think that you will need to find a way to express the milk so that your body keeps making it.. maybe not a full pump, but something every couple of hours .. or your body will understand to stop making it at that time..

    Can you take a lunch? Break? 15 minutes? Most jobs are supposed to give you extra time for pumping.. doesn't mean they do.. they're just supposed to..

    Maybe other moms can help you better, because I think that expressing it is the only way.. but it's been a while. :)
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      04/03/14
      Depending on the size of your company, they are required by law to provide you time to pump. Check out the Department of Labor's website for additional details. http://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/

      Do you have a HR person you can speak with? If your company is smaller than 50 employees, some of them offer the same or similiar benefit. Please try and find someone to speak with about this. Or, if it is a really small company, discuss with the owner. It is important for you to have time to pump at about the same time each day to keep up your supply. I am able to work while I pump and then use my lunch break for one of the times and then break time for the set up and clean up time.
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        04/03/14
        4Rina
        Sarah, I'm also a married, working mom of 3. It is hard at times, but I love it! One thing I didn't have to deal with is going back to work when my baby was as young as yours. Is there any way you can take a bit more time to be at home. Even another 4-8 weeks will allow your supply to be more built up. In any event, milk supply is, unfortunately, mostly a use it or lose it event. You will need to have your employer provide time to pump. I would recommend using one of the electronic double pumps (I used Medela) and a special bra so you can actually work while you pump (if you have an office job at least!!)
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          04/03/14
          Sarah
          I appreciate all the comments! I work in the Medical Field and some days are just plain hectic and crazy, I am offered a place to pump but not always the time :/
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          I am a mother of 3 amazing kids, I work full time and do my best to support my family. I am married and have been married for 6 years. In addition to our children we have a cat (Charlie) and a dog (Selma).