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Can you ever pump or nurse too much?

Im going back to work so i nurse her an than pump. Will nursing or pumping too much make me lose milk?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No when you breast feed or pump you produce more milk its when you stop that you start losing milk .

    Answer by alexia_09 at 10:48 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • No, it will make you have more milk. If you don't pump enough, your milk supply could go down. There are other factors that could make it go down such as dehydration, stress, or maternal malnutrition. If you pump MORE than she usually nurses, you could end up producing too much milk and becoming engorged. Just keep pumping as much as she'll drink and you'll be fine. And good for you!

    Answer by Adelicious at 10:48 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • No way, try the other way around!! Supply and demand!!

    Answer by kbakeman at 10:54 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • You cannot breastfeed too much. However you CAN pump too much! If you pump for too long or with too much suction, you can permanently damage your precious breast tissue. I have a good friend who did work in a lactation clinic as a med student and she said it happens more often than you'd think :-(

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 10:59 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • what alexia said x

    Answer by san78 at 6:50 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

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