I didnt pump with my first but do with my second to keep my milk supply up high and I noticed the other day when I had pumped like over 5oz that only 10 or 20 minutes later my daughter was able to get milk out if both breast. I could feel the let down and everything. I just thought that since I was able to get so much milk out that there wouldnt be any left. Is this just a normal thing?Answer Question
Answer by Bearsjen at 12:23 AM on May. 29, 2010
Breasts aren't milk containers. They are modified sweat containers. When they get the message from the brain to make milk and shoot it out, they do it. Some women can feel three or four letdowns in one feeding.
You don't need to pump to have a good supply. Believe in your ability to make plenty of milk and your baby's ability to stimulate the amount she needs. Pumping actually upsets the supply and demand balance of breastfeeding. Pumping can cause sore nipples or breasts.
If you have too much milk from pumping your baby won't suckle enough, that will cause your body to make less. Then you would have to pump to try to catch up. But pumping isn't as good as the baby and you can't make up for the baby sucking less.
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