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is using brest pump will help

my son he stoped taking brest ,i tried to give him but he cried alot now i start to pump which i do once a day or even due to other stuff even i pump once 2 or 3 days , what i saw its just dried up even not bhalf floz of milk is coming and am always want him to get brest milk at least until 6 month ....right now he is 3 month ...plz if there is any idea to increase brest milk

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Asked by hadia at 5:20 AM on Nov. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • In order to keep your supply up you will need to pump as if your son was still nursing. You should pump several times a day. The more you use milk, the more milk your body will make... the less you use milk, you will start to dry up. I would start pumping every couple of hours and hopefully your supply will start to increase. Good Luck.

    Answer by Namaste17 at 8:17 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • If you're going to exclusively pump you need to pump either (1) every time he gets a bottle or (2) about every 2-3 hours. Honestly, *I* would try to get him back to the breast, but that's just me. Pumping can help increase supply, though some women don't respond well to the pump. Average amounts to get from a pump are 1/2 ounce to 2 ounces from both breasts combined, per pump session. When feeding expressed breast milk, baby needs 1 to 1.25 ounces per hour, so I would store in about 3 ounce portions or so, and offer 2 to 2 1/2 ounces every 2 hours or so. If you WANT to get back to breast, stop into the Breastfeeding Moms group on here, speak to, and see, an IBCLC, speak to, and see a LLL leader, check out, go to your local La Leche League meetings. All of those resources can be very helpful in getting baby back to breast. You might want to look into a supplemental nursing system, where you can feed formula

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:28 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • at the breast, and pumped milk at the breast, therefore stimulating your supply to increase.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:28 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • You have to pump a LOT more. Once a day won't do it. Up your frequency to 15 minutes every two hours for now. You may be able to reduce that eventually.

    On you will find information on getting baby back to the breast. It is doable as long as you HAVE breasts and a living baby.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:46 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

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