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BREASTFEEDING When do you pump?

I am starting to pump because I am going back to work soon but am having trouble getting much.


Asked by momma9-22 at 12:53 PM on Feb. 6, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (6)
  • If you need to increase your supply then pump just before your baby will eat. Pump for about 10 minutes. You can also try taking Blessed Thistle or Mother's Milk Tea. Oatmeal can help increase your supply too, so make some oatmeal cookies or regular oatmeal and eat with the tea! Fenugreek, dark ale, and red raspberry leaf can also help.

    Answer by misses_nick at 12:58 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • My lactation consultant told me to pump an hour after baby nurses. It worked.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:13 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I pumped a little before feeding and a little after. Also during the night I would get up and pump.

    Answer by Momto2beauties at 1:15 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I would pump right after the baby ate and on every other weekend or so I would pump between feedings as well, so I was feeding or pumping every 2 hours for 3 days. (I was off on Friday-Sun) I also set an alarm to pump at about 1-2 am.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:33 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Pump in the morning when your supply is at its greatest.

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 2:50 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Drink lots of water, at least 6 oz every time you nurse and every time you pump
    Have lots of skin-to-skin contact with your baby
    Take brewers yeast tabs
    Look at pictures of your baby while you pump
    Wait at least an hour after nursing to pump.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:43 PM on Feb. 6, 2011