'Breastfeeding Myths Debunked' Day 2: Pump output equals amount baby is getting
Today's we're debunking the myth that pump output equals the amount baby is getting.
Babies are more efficient than a pump when it comes to getting milk from the mother's breast. The best indication of how much your little one is getting is the number of wet diapers. Babies over a week old should have at least 6 wet diapers/day. Extremely wet diapers and poop diapers count as 2. Babies under a week, should have one wet diaper per day of life (1 wet diaper at a day old, 2 at 2 days old, etc.)
Here are a couple things to remember:
- Some moms don't respond at all to a pump.
- The average pump output is 0.5-2 oz, combined of both breasts.
Do you pump or do you exclusively put baby to the breast? Have you ever had any problems pumping? What would you add to help debunk this myth, if anything?