Money talk

Mar 27, 2012

Power pumping (Week 2)

Day 5
Collection from power pumping session: 2½ oz
Collection from regular pumping session: 3½ oz
Total:  6 oz

Day 4
Collection from power pumping session: 3¼ oz
Collection from regular pumping session: 3½ oz
Total:  6¾ oz

Day 3
Collection from power pumping session: 1¾ oz*
Collection from regular pumping session: 3½ oz
Total: 5¼ oz

*Reason: Used manual pump at home.  Half way through, used marmet technique because the manual pump was being unfriendly to me :(

Day 2
Collection from power pumping session: 3 oz
Collection from regular pumping session: 3½ oz
Total: 6½ oz

Day 1
Collection from power pumping session: 2½ oz
Collection from regular pumping session: 2½ oz
Total: 5 oz (only?)

Mar 23, 2012

Power pumping (Day 5)

Collection from power pumping session: 2¾ oz
Collection from regular pumping session: 2¾ oz
Total: 5½ oz

Power pumping (Day 4)

Collection from power pumping session: 2¼ oz
Collection from regular pumping session: 3 oz
Total: 5¼ oz

Kind of yoyo effect so far.

Mar 21, 2012

Power pumping (Day 3)

Collection from power pumping session: 2¼ oz
Collection from regular pumping session: 3½ oz
Total: 5¾ oz

Note: Didn't take dried longan drink last night and missed the calcium tablets :(

Mar 20, 2012

Power pumping (Day 2)

With an added meal, dates.  3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.

Collection from power pumping session: 3½ oz
Collection from regular pumping session: 3 oz
Total: 6½ oz =)

Saying good bye to milk booster pils and tablets ...

Mar 19, 2012

Power pumping (Day 1)

The scheme:
  • The night before: 2 calcium tablets + 2 glasses of water
  • Morning: A glass of dried longan drink
  • 2 litres of plain water before (usual) lunch
  • Power pump session is at 11 am with 20 minutes pumping followed by 10 minutes rest followed by another 10 minutes pumping followed by 10 minutes rest and another 10 minutes pumping.
  • Melilea + ESP right after the power pumping session.
  • Another 2 litres of plain water after lunch
  • Regular pumping session is at 5 pm.
Collection from power pumping: 3 oz
Collection from regular pumping: 2¼ oz.
Total: 5¼ oz.  Way better than last week.  Plus, regular pumping was done half an hour early.  To be continued :)

Mar 15, 2012

Gone with the milk ...

The last three days were ... frustrating.  I only managed to pump out 3.5 oz on Monday, 4 oz on Tuesday and another 4 oz yesterday.  Today, it was 3.5 oz.  A sudden drop from the usual production of 6 oz.  Though I am expecting my 'best friend' to pay her monthly visit at anytime now, the regular visits don't usually cause such a significant decrease in the production amount.  And the effect is usually seen during the visit, not before!  I am planning to do power pumping beginning next week and hope to see some positive outcome after a week or two, aamiin.

Mar 8, 2012

On 6-999-6 formula

Daily production is less than daily demand.  That is the current status.  Therefore, we can no longer be based on daily basis, but weekly.  I am pumping only once a day during office hours now (reads: lazy), with average production between 7 oz and 8 oz daily.  That means, weekly production is between 35 oz to 40 oz.  Including 2 oz a day that I usually manage to collect over the weekends, we get a minimum of 39 oz a week.  6-999-6 formula means, Achik is taking with her 2 bottles x 3 oz on Monday, 3 bottles x 3 oz on Tuesday to Thursday and back to 2 bottles x 3 oz on Friday.  That means, a total of 39 oz a week.  Justification?  Because Achik has been and will be enjoying free flow and bottomless supply of her favourite drink over the weekend, so I think, it is okay to ration one bottle on Monday & Friday.  Yeah, we need strategy to survive the journey =)
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