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Back-to-back pumping sessions?

Posted by on Jun. 20, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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 When I nurse my baby my breasts feel like they get empty, but when I have to pump at work they stay hard after pumping. Is this normal?

I'm not concerned but I just wondered if other people experience the same thing.

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Junebaby18
by Nannerz on Jun. 20, 2013 at 4:55 PM
The baby is more efficient at getting the milk out than the pump. You can massage your breasts down toward the nipple while pumping to help get more out.
shortyali
by Alicia on Jun. 20, 2013 at 4:56 PM

 Yes same here.  Its because baby is sooo much better at "empting" than a pump.

MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Jun. 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Try breast compressions
tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Jun. 20, 2013 at 5:12 PM

You may need to hand express and massage and compress..how long are you pumping with what pump

stepconfused182
by Kelley on Jun. 20, 2013 at 5:14 PM
They should not be staying hard after pumping. How long are you pumping?
aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Jun. 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM
This.

Quoting Junebaby18:

The baby is more efficient at getting the milk out than the pump. You can massage your breasts down toward the nipple while pumping to help get more out.
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mahogany_mum
by Charlee on Jun. 20, 2013 at 8:33 PM

 I use the medela pump in style for 20 minutes 3x a day. If I pump twice it doesn't happen, only after the 3rd time.

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

You may need to hand express and massage and compress..how long are you pumping with what pump

 

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