Pumping options at work
Returning to work is not just To Pump or Not to Pump. Like most things in life, the options are on a spectrum. Each depends on the age and health of...Read more
Why pump at work
Remember that your supply will adjust to how much you are feeding or expressing. If you are dropping feeds or pumps because you’re now returning to work, then you are...Read more
Building your own schedule
Your body goes through enormous change to produce milk, especially immediately after birth as you initiate lactation and build your volume. As you settle into a feeding pattern, your baby...Read more
You might be wondering…
How many sessions should I pump per day? The number of times you pump will depend on your baby’s age, your reason for pumping, amount of support you have and...Read more
The Milkdrop Base schedules
Here are some schedules based on the number of times you are pumping per day. You can use these as a starting point for developing a schedule that works for...Read more
Why not have a schedule?
Here are some problems with pump schedules: Schedules can be unrealistic A 2 or 3-hour pump schedule (often required in the first few weeks to establish supply) can be tough to...Read more
Why have a schedule?
Your body’s ability to create breastmilk is all about supply and demand. You need to ‘remove’ milk from your breast to create more milk. You can remove milk by expressing...Read more