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did your milk supply vary from kid to kid

Posted by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 1:37 AM
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I seemed to always struggle with pumping enough for lily to eat when I was working. I'd pump like crazy and only get a few oz

With Noah IM pumping at least three times what I was pumping for lily. I have more milk then I know what to do with.
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turtle68
by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 4:17 AM

 nope...mine was the same with all six.

but happy for you :-)

almondpigeon
by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I think mine was the same with all the kids...they were all up to 20 lbs by the time they were 5 months old.  I only tried to pump a few times & never had success.  If I gauged my milk supply by the amount I pumped, I would have honestly thought that my supply was inadequate. 

maggiandmike
by Member on Nov. 5, 2012 at 9:26 AM
This time I have way way way too much milk. My supply is not regulating at all, and I'm two and a half weeks pp. with my oldest and third, they both got fat quick. But my second was tiny. My milk never felt like this before my fourth, though. I think it's probably got something to do with hormones and things, plus I'm tandem nursing third and fourth, so that might affect things.
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larissalarie
by Gold Member on Nov. 5, 2012 at 9:50 AM
I've had oversupply with all 3
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Nov. 5, 2012 at 10:02 AM
This time I'm pumping a bit less than last time (but we're talking 8-10 oz at a time as opposed to 12-15). But it may have to do with the fact that I'm working p/t now where as I was a Sahm with isis
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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Nov. 5, 2012 at 10:04 AM

 No I had a lot with all the kids.  I'm glad you have a lot this time.

Mrs.Salz
by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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Theoretically, if you're feeding on demand, it should vary from child to child so that each one gets the amount s/he needs.

Maybe you're less stressed about pumping now that you're more experienced and comfortable with it and that's contributing to an increase in milk.

Look into donating, there are lots of moms who would love to have it!

Brandy85412
by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 3:53 PM

mine has seemed to stay the same with each baby.

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Nov. 5, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Yeah I varied with each kiddo and if you pump regularly from early on it kinda trains the body to respond to the pump better too

VintageWife
by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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