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How can i pump more?

What are some ways to increase flow for pumping?

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KatieDid19

Asked by KatieDid19 at 2:10 AM on Jan. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • pump right after BF
    have baby close by or a pix in your pump kit to look at
    warm compresses
    hand compresses
    non-alcoholic beer
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 2:57 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Here is what helped me increase my milk supply:

    Nurse frequently
    Drink lots of water, at least 6 oz every time you nurse and every time you pump
    Have lots of skin-to-skin contact with your baby
    Take brewers yeast tabs
    Look at pictures of your baby while you pump
    Wait at least an hour after nursing to pump.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:47 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • also...
    pump in the am between 4 and 8am when prodution peaks
    massage the beast while pumping
    nurse one side while baby nurses the other hand express at the end

    http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html


    finally make sure you have the right pump for your needs -- http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/index.html

    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:04 AM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Don't drink beer... its a myth.... take yeast tabs instead.

    Pump one breast while nursing on the other.. it's tricky and takes some maneuvering but it can be done! Drink lots of fluids and eat a proper diet. The second most important though is nursing on demand!
    babyruby02

    Answer by babyruby02 at 2:11 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • yep brewers yeast is awsome so is more milk plus i love the more milk plus it has really helped us along with domperidone
    MummyOf2ooo

    Answer by MummyOf2ooo at 2:32 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Pumping one breast while nursing the other is the best answer given so far.

    Using massage before pumping helps. For instructions go to google and type in Marmet technique.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 4:43 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Also be aware...one half to two ounces is normal pump output. More is gravy and often not sustained for long periods.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:28 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

  • Steel cut oatmeal and Mother's milk tea ... and tons of water! Try to relax (shoulders dropped, deep breaths, clear your mind) and give yourself enough time.
    TarraJoy

    Answer by TarraJoy at 11:26 PM on Jan. 7, 2010

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