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Re: [IP] Pump Placement
I am anticipating receiving my pump in a couple of
weeks. My biggest concern at this early stage is: How do you handle the
pump at night? I love sleeping on my tummy, but also go from side to
side and my back. I love my sleep too, and am wondering how this is
going to work. Any tips? I appreciated some of the tips on
"hiding" & "placement" of the pump, but would like to hear specifically on
nighttime use. Thanks!
As one of those who "moves in the night" a lot, I have found
it enormously helpful to use the longest tubing I can. I use Tenders
(aka. Sils/Comforts) & I think my tubing is 42" or 43". (I'm
terrible with remembering numbers...there's a very GOOD reason I don't teach
math!) I put the pump under my pillow on whatever side my site is on,
& the length gives me the freedom to move as I will. I've been
pumping a little over a year, & had no problems with this system at
all. If I did, I'd probably do as my trainer suggested - make a "tubing
loop" around the site & tape that down, so if I pulled anything loose, it
would be the extra loop & not the site. Haven't had that so far
(fingers crossed here), so I haven't really worried about it!
Best of Luck!