i am prego with my second baby, the first baby we used formula and this time we thought we would use a breast pump but i have no clue what things u need to buy for a pump and how often do you pump? I am so confusedAnswer Question
Answer by babygirl0782 at 10:03 AM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by jenn4443 at 10:04 AM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by Nonoluna at 10:06 AM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by ChristyW3 at 2:16 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by musicpisces at 2:41 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
So never measure your supply by how much you're pumping. If you're only pumping 1-2 ounces, that's normal. If you pump while the baby is on, you may get 4 times that. I once got 8 ounces from one side while my son was nursing!! You can also pump after your baby eats. The reason I suggest pumping while you nurse is because you get a hormone release that really helps with let down while you're nursing. So you'll get MUCH more milk this way.
I'm a lactation specialist, so feel free to PM me if you need some support!
A couple of great online resources re kellymom.com and llli.org. Good luck!!!
Answer by musicpisces at 2:44 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by GoodyBrook at 4:09 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by Amy2079 at 5:48 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by Peajewel at 6:09 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Here is some GREAT info: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/maintainsupply-pump.html
If you pump, you need to pump EVERY TIME baby eats from a bottle. Your milk supply is a supply and demand thing. If your baby gets a bottle, but you don't pump, your body will get the message that it doesn't need to make as much milk. Your supply will drop.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 8:20 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
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