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Milk supply if I dont BF for a day

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magpie24 Sun 14-Apr-19 07:24:24

My DD is EBF and 5 months old. She's always loved breastfeeding but is now finally coming round to taking a bottle of expressed milk. I've built up a good supply in the freezer. I'm desperate for some time to myself and was wondering if I went out for the day and left her with DP with expressed bottles would that adversely affect my milk supply? I would take my manual pump to relieve any discomfort but will I likely need to pump a lot?

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Calixtine Sun 14-Apr-19 07:28:44

The odd day here and there shouldn’t make a big difference, especially if you make sure to breastfeed lots before and after. At 5 months you will likely be quite uncomfortable, though!

Zebrasinpyjamas Sun 14-Apr-19 07:29:40

No your supply will be fine. You will definitely need that pump though 😁

stucknoue Sun 14-Apr-19 08:10:23

I was in agony and cut my 2 day honeymoon to one day! My periods returned after that too

bookishtartlet Sun 14-Apr-19 08:18:34

It's fine. Take the pump and enjoy a day off!

magpie24 Sun 14-Apr-19 08:43:44

Thanks all. My periods aren't back yet so I really hope this doesn't prompt their return. And I will be sure to take the pump!

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