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Old 03-27-08, 09:55 PM
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I only got 20cc out tonight after I fed her...
 
Is it normal to get that little out? That was a combo of both breasts and she ate off both breasts...
 
I'm getting very concerned and worried... TIA
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Old 03-27-08, 10:18 PM
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What type of pump are you using? If it is an electric, such as medela PIS that is great. You might try waiting a hour or so after feeding baby, then you still have 2-3 hours before her next feeding. You also might want to up your water intake. Oatmeal is a great milk producer. Eat some oatmeal for breakfast, eat some oatmeal cookies, eat some oatmeal cereal bars. Try looking at a picture of sweetie when you are pumping or even have something of hers to smell. How many times have you pumped? Is this new, because I know for me it took awhile for my breasts to respond to the pump like they did to baby. Hang in there!
 
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Ya, exactly what Melanie just said.
 


I couldn't pump very much unless I was totally- and I mean totally- relaxed.
 
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I have a Medela In Style Electric... I was pumping (probably a 3 weeks ago) pretty regularly after feedings but have only pumped like 3 times since, (I'm starting to stock my supply for when I return to work)... I don't think I drink enough water, plus I'm very worried about not having enough EBM for when I return to work... but that's normal? Plus, she started screaming while I was pumping and I was very overstimulated... would that effect the pumping?? I will definatly try waiting an hour... during the day she usually eats every 3 hours... and at night she usually takes last feeding at 11pm or 12a and sleeps until 7a or so... thanks so much!
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Yes stress can reduce your supply, and also if you have not pumped on a regular basis it may take a while for your body to start making more supply for the demand. When ever I had problems pumping I would pump one side while feeding DS on the other side. It's a kind of hard to do but it can help increase the amount you pump, or at least it did for me.
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