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My breastmilk is subsiding, I'm freakin' out.....

pumped for 10 mins and couldn't even fill the bottom of the bottle off both breasts put together. I've NEVER BEEN THIS EMPTY. I am soooooo depressed please help me

 
kaleihua808

Asked by kaleihua808 at 5:28 AM on Dec. 13, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (8)
  • Pump output does not equal supply. Many women just don't respond well to the pump. Baby almost ALWAYS gets more then the pump does. A lot more then the pump. As long as your baby is wetting/soiling 6-8 diapers a day, your supply is fine. What you pump doesn't matter. How your breasts feel doesn't matter. Baby being fussy doesn't matter. Not leaking doesn't matter. Only thing that matters is diaper count. THE ONLY THING. So relax. You're probably making plenty :)
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:03 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Fenugreek works wonders for people.... I would try that.
    And then drink drink drink!
    Feed and pump as often as you can!
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 7:26 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • Try to nurse as often as you can to get the supply back up. (if it's actually down, as pp said). I never could get too much out from a pump.
    preshies5

    Answer by preshies5 at 8:49 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • I've never been able to pump more than an ounce and I've never had a shortage of milk(my son was a 23 pound 8 month old who wasn't really on solids). A baby can get milk out better than any pump. The pump doesn't indicate supply.
    Pauline3283

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 9:50 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • make sure you are drinking enough water to help your body stay hydrated.
    scrapbookmylife

    Answer by scrapbookmylife at 10:28 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • i pump daily while i'm working and some days it's like an oz or two i get then others it's 8oz. Just keep fluids up. I drink water while I'm pumping to balance out put in what's coming out it will pass I've had days like yours too
    MonicaGreer21

    Answer by MonicaGreer21 at 10:34 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • how old is your baby? your profile is pretty blank
    Shannon85

    Answer by Shannon85 at 10:38 AM on Dec. 13, 2008

  • watch the baby, not the pump.
    like another mom mentioned, look for baby's output.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 11:22 AM on Dec. 13, 2008