Question by  TimaClay (16)

What is a good pumping schedule when trying to breastfeed a 6 month old?


Answer by  Anonymous

I have a 6 month old and I pump 3 times a day 7am,2pm,9pm I get an average of 10 ounces everytime I pump and my daughter eats five 6 ounce bottles a day


Answer by  secondbanana (289)

Try to adhere to the same schedule as when you are with the baby. Believe me, you will know when it is time to express the breast milk. If I remember correctly, either expressing or feeding every 4 hours seemed comfortable.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Pump as often as you are comfortable doing it. However, a six month old child will be starting solid food and thus needs less milk. You can pump at breakfast and lunch and dinner or at breaks before these times to provide milk at those meal times. You should pump several times a day, though, to keep production up.


Answer by  KAnne (9)

If you know how often the six month old is eating during the day, you could try to stick to the same schedule for pumping while you are away for the baby. The daycare my six month old son goes to writes down how much he eats and when and I try to follow that same schedule while pumping.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

If you are pumping to feed a six month old via a bottle you should bump at the same interval as you would feed the six month old.

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