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too much hindmilk question

DD is 5 months old and refuses to eat from the breast, so i usually pump milk at night, but i think i am making more hind milk than i should i guess around 2 oz per breast,why is this happening?

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Asked by maryfer at 4:05 AM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • oops i meant foremilk

    Answer by maryfer at 4:06 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • The foremilk is what you're going to get the most of, especially when you are pumping because it's thinner, runnier, and comes out easier. The hindmilk is more work to get out and some women, myself included, can't get much of it out with a pump.

    Answer by missanc at 9:05 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Try messaging your breast before you pump to hlep move the hindmilk out.

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 9:53 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Also put a wArm wet wash rag on your breast before massaging your breasts.

    Answer by mom2boys1997 at 10:40 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Are you wanting her to eat from the breast? If you are, I'd address that issue, because she will naturally get more hindmilk from the breast. Then, you deal with only one problem. if you dont' want her to eat from the breast, that's fine. But i don't know much you can do besides massaging your breast, like moonlover suggests.

    Answer by apexmommy at 11:45 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

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