My baby is 8 days old & I started trying to pump 2 days ago & am not getting much out. When is the best time to pump?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Dec. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by mompam at 11:19 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 11:22 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
You need to pump EVERY time your baby eats, which at this stage should be about every 2 hours. Some women can't get much milk out when they pump, but just because you can't pump the milk doesn't mean you're not producing the milk. Babies are way more efficient at extracting milk than a pump. You may want to try nursing your baby at one breast while pumping on the other. That way you're more likely to let down. Really the best way is to nurse your baby and establish breastfeeding and milk supply and then pump when the baby is older, but I don't know your circumstances so perhaps that's not possible.
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Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 12:10 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by jlizgar at 1:06 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by Krysta622 at 5:11 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
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