I have a hand pump and I pump like 10mins on each side and dont get that much at all... It dont even cover the bottem of the bottle.. I breast feed also but she dont nurse long so I pump. I dont know why im not getting that much out... I dont understand i had my baby 1 month ago.. Can u help?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:40 AM on Feb. 6, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
I started off on 5 mins each side....after a few days I increased my time by five minutes. After about a month I was up to 20 mins each side and stayed that way. You may need longer or not as long to empty each breast thoroughly. The key is to increase pumping time GRADUALLY. Don't try to start off at 20 mins...that just leads to sore nipples, lack of let-down and a whole lot of frustration.
START GRADUALLY AND BE PATIENT! It takes time for your breasts to become accustomed to a pump.
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Answer by nsrush83 at 11:56 AM on Feb. 6, 2010
Invest in a single electric pump.Â It wll be easier.Â Mine cost sixty dollars.
What helps me pump is to take advantage of the let down initiated by the baby.Â So I pump and nurse in the AM between four and eight am when production is at its peak.Â Â Massaging the breast while pumping doubles output.Â Adding hand expression to the end of the pumping session gets you even more.Â Â Here is a video that might help:Â Â http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.htmlÂ Â Â Â If I pump alone I only get 2 oz, if I massage and pump I get 4 ozÂ if I hand express after I get an additional ounce.Â Â Â Â Â I also take advantage of my "turbo boob"Â the one that pumps really well.Â The other breast doesn't pump nearly as well but responds with hand expression.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Answer by amileegirl at 1:12 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 1:14 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Some women don't respond well to pumps. Some women respond better to battery or electric pumps. Many babies nurse for short times, and because they are efficient, get what they need in a short time. LLL meetings! Find them locally, and GO! Great support. LLLI.org.
Answer by Krysta622 at 4:53 PM on Feb. 6, 2010