If you are breastfeeding regularly, you will have to adapt your pumping schedule to your breastfeeding schedule. This can be a challenge for new mothers, and it also depends on different factors, such as how often your baby eats and how much they eat at a time.
When to pump if breastfeeding every 2 hours?
Standard Pumping Schedule Guidelines
An important aspect regarding pumping is to maintain the same schedule for it every day. In time, your body will learn this schedule and adjust to it so you will not run out of milk supply.
Also, keep in mind that experts in lactation recommend starting pumping 2 weeks after giving birth. Breastfeeding should also come first, when possible.
But as we mentioned, this would be the ideal case, which is not always possible for mothers.
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- “Breastfeeding vs. pumping: The pros and cons of each”. Accessed April 08, 2020. Link.