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Pumping help

Posted by on May. 2, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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I recently had my second child and since I nursed my first son I knew to be prepared nursing- wise with this son. My problem is- when my milk came in my son was not eating much so I was pumping- however I am barely getting an ounce out when I pump from each side. When I had my first son I could easily get 4 oz each side- so is there something wrong with me? I am starting to back up and do not want my supply to go down- though I know the more he eats the better- I just can't figure out why I can't pump my milk!! Help!
by on May. 2, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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HalieysMom
by on May. 2, 2010 at 11:30 PM

BUMP!

gdiamante
by Gina on May. 2, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Your ciurrent oputput is normal. Your previous was NOT....it was oversupply and if your first was being flooded that's why he wouldn't take much.

You're fine. Relax.

gdiamante
by Gina on May. 2, 2010 at 11:59 PM

More info...normal pump putput is one half to two ounces total. Both sides.

Baby needs one to 1.25 ounces per hour of separation from mom.

And pump output has NOTHING to do with supply.

You're PERFECT. Relax.

star33
by on May. 3, 2010 at 8:53 PM

i thought the same thing til i posted here. plus i got a new pump. mine quit pretty quickly after i started. now i get 1-2 oz. usually. there have been a couple of times lately when my left boob kicked out almost 4 oz!that side is an overachiever!lol. just keep doing what ur  doing.

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