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Breast pumping at work

Any RDH’s breastfeeding moms? Looking for advice on pumping while at work? Going to back to work in a couple weeks and I’m stressed about how to find time to pump between patients. I go home for lunch so I can pump then for sure, but I’ll need to find time between patients at least once or twice more during the day. Do you work it into your schedule? I’m wondering if I should have two patients a day start 10 mins later to help make time? (I have 1 hour blocks for patients). Any advice is helpful!



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Here are a few links to forums of how hygienists fit pumping into their schedule, I hope they help!
 
http://forums.thebump.com/discussion/12328322/any-dental-hygienists-working-and-pumping
 
http://community.babycenter.com/post/a8902965/when_to_schedule_pumping_at_work
 
https://www.facebook.com/dimensionsofdentalhygiene/posts/10152704293116562

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I just finished a year of pumping at work. It is definitely not easy but I was able to make it work. It was nearly impossible to pump on a set schedule so I grabbed every opportunity I got. If I finished early w/ a patient I would pump for 10 mins or so before my next pt. I pumped on my lunch break for a longer session and every time I had a no show/cancellation. When my daughter got a little older and was nursing less it was easy to scale back on pumping but I always tried to pump at least 3x day in the beginning then I tapered down to 2x and eventually to one time at lunch. I also work w/ amazing staff who helped me get it done. Like I said, it wasn’t always easy but I managed to continue breast feeding for a year. Good luck!

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