I breastfeed my 3 month old, and I usually pump once a day to freeze for when I return to work. I used to get 4-6 ounces, easily. For the past two weeks though, I have only been getting 2-4 ounces when I pump.
Does anyone know why this is happening? Any suggestions?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Mar. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by AK_aries at 9:27 PM on Mar. 8, 2010
As previous posters have said, there is nothing wrong with your supply, its your pump output that has dropped. That is partly because of the growth spurt demand and partly because you are no longer over producing...essentially, your supply has regulated to a normal level -- the perfect amount as demanded by the baby. IF you want to pump more you have to pump more frequently, massage the breast while you pump, and pump between feeds (or at least take advantage of the baby's letdown by pumping one side while the baby feeds on the other.) Go here to see how to increase pump output: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/MaxProduction.html
Answer by amileegirl at 8:47 AM on Mar. 9, 2010
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