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How do I get all of the milk out of my breast to produce a full milk supply for my son?

Hi everyone, well I had a full milk supply but it went down due to me having a very busy work schedule, Im looking to get it back up. I went back to pumping 2 days ago like every 30 mins so it can get back up, but is that to much? my son is now a month. I get about 1oz or less with each pumping session but my breast still feel like there is something in there, i pump 15 mins but 20 mins max. any advice?

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Asked by MummyLuv at 10:46 PM on Aug. 6, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yeah, I would pump every 2 hours. Every 30 minutes doesn't give your body enough time to produce any. And drink a lot of water and stay away form caffinated drinks. Just stick with water and milk. Eat lots too.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 10:48 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • as in eat frequently, but healthy small meals and snacks

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 10:48 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Compress your breast as you pump. Putting external pressure on the milk glands will help them empty fully. And pumping every 30 minutes is probably just going to make you sore, try pumping every 2 hours for a few sessions and see what happens. A total of 24-32 ounces per day is about what your LO would require at this point. If you are nursing at all, try nursing more often, especially over night as your prolactin levels are higher at night and higher prolactin means more milk.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 10:50 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • You need to eat more often and pump about every two hours.

    Answer by hsmominky at 10:50 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • When it comes to pumping "I" have to sit with my chest to my knees. Gravity helps me pump quite a bit.

    Answer by tanya_marieh at 10:53 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Oh and I agree with the PP.

    Answer by tanya_marieh at 10:53 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I would pump one breast while nursing on the other. The flow was really strong that way! and it helped build up my milk. When it was time to switch sides, I just switched baby and the pump!

    Answer by RainingHeart at 10:57 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Lynette

    Answer by Lynette at 10:59 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • pp took the words out of my mouth - will have your answer!!!

    Answer by FelipesMom at 11:10 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:34 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

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