• H
  • a month ago

How to have a date night while breastfeeding?

My and my hubby are going to a concert in about 2 weeks& our baby will be 4 months old. He will take a bottle, but he hardly ever has one- I just breastfeed. We will be gone I'm not even sure maybe 6 hours. I have some milk stored for my mom to give him, but what do I do when we are out to keep from getting engorged& to keep my milk supply(I only feed him off one side as it is so I can't afford to lose my supply).
  • S
  • Clayfield, AU
  • 11 days ago

From someone prone to engorgement... Just pump/feed before you leave and perhaps when you get home if you need to. Chances of you losing your supply or becoming overly engorged due to 1x 6 hour outing is minimal. Have fun

  • K
  • Halethorpe, USA
  • 19 days ago

I found a manual pump is better when on the go like that. You don't have to worry about power or finding an adapter or outlet. Plus it's much smaller then an electric pump, usually.

  • M
  • Sacramento, United States
  • a month ago

I personally never pumped when I was away or drank! I’ve been away for 6 hours and never pumped! I never worried about keeping a supply and my daughter would sleep 8 hours at night! Everyone is different

  • M
  • Everett, United States
  • a month ago

When I went out for a night while breastfeeding I breastfed my daughter right before leaving Left my mom with a good supply for the night And I had bottles in my purse to go to the bathroom every two hours to hand express my milk out Labeled my bottles before hand with a washable marker with numbers 1-5 In my phone notes I put the time next to the corresponding bottle for when I filled the bottle and threw out the milk that went bad and stored the rest of it If you’re struggling for milk supply I suggest drinking lots and lots of water and pumping every chance you get, hand expressing isn’t as hard as it sounds in case you don’t have a pump. You’re body understands supply and demand so if you express/pump after feeding you’ll let your body know that you need more. Good luck and have fun

  • L
  • San Diego, United States
  • a month ago

When I went on vacation I took my little hand pump with me, not really caring to keep or store the milk, but simply to keep my supply up and not get engorged. They’re small enough to fit into a small handbag and you could just pop into the bathroom for a few minutes here and there.

  • L
  • Euless, United States
  • a month ago

I saw some comments about hand pumps and I have found the Medela one to work great! I always take it along with me when I’m going to be out and about and need to pump. It was around 30 dollars and totally worth it!

  • H
  • a month ago

I'll have to check that out!! Thank you!

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