BF and need to leave my almost 5mnth old for the day

(6 Posts)
ErynsMummy1 Tue 25-Mar-14 17:10:19

I am BF my DD who will be 5months next week. My DH is having surgery tomorrow and wants me to be there, but we are unable to take our DD onto the ward. My parents are looking after her for the day and I'm leaving some EBM. I'm going to take my manual pump, but I'm concerned that if I'm not able to pump, will my supply reduce as I'm not feeding her? This is the first time I've left her, so pretty anxious too.

Thank you in advance.

FrumiousBandersnatch Tue 25-Mar-14 17:58:59

At five months your supply will be pretty well established so I'm sure you'll be fine. You are likely to feel very full and uncomfortable so you will be glad of of your manual pump to help to ease this.

Hope that your DH's surgery goes well.

CityDweller Tue 25-Mar-14 18:01:00

No, you'll just have massive boobs! I left DD for day at similar age and couldn't pump (but did do a bit of hand expressing in loos to stop boobs exploding!). No effect on supply - DD had a massive feed when I got back.

Bambamb Tue 25-Mar-14 18:03:33

I am going to be away for 2 days when DD is 5 months. Will be taking my pump, not worried about supply though, it will be so well established by then.

ErynsMummy1 Tue 25-Mar-14 18:16:13

Thank you all so much for your replies. You've made me feel much less worried....I'll have to dig out my breast pads!!

Wisteria36 Fri 28-Mar-14 11:51:12

My ds is nearly 4 months and ebf - I left him for three days this week 7-1830 and it was fine. I pumped briefly each lunchtime and other than that was ok. (I'd already built up a freezer supply for him to have in advance so he wasn't hungry and he fed more in the evening/night). Would second the breast pads thing though smile

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