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Old 09-08-08, 11:50 AM
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I am breastfeeding...and trying to stick with it through the pain!
I pump, on occasion, to see how much milk I am giving my 3 week old. I am pretty consistently getting out about 2 oz when I pump. Is this enough for my 10lb baby??? I see most boards say 2-3 oz, so I am concerned that I am giving him the low end. He has PLENTY of wet and messy diapers, but I want to make sure that I am providing enough for him.

When will this increase? I know that some women have much more...will this increase or will I continue to supply only this much??

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Old 09-08-08, 01:02 PM
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What you are pumping isn't an indication of what your baby is getting. I never could get much from a pump - and I tried a lot of them. Pumps just don't work well for some of us.
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Old 09-08-08, 06:43 PM
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Your baby will always get more milk from actually nursing from you than you will ever get out of a pump... I never let down well to a pump... if you baby is having an adequate amount of wet and dirty diapers I'd say you are doing just fine
 


And your baby will nurse more when it's time to increase the supply of milk {growth spurts, etc}
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Old 09-09-08, 11:33 AM
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I know how you feel! I am BF and I also just returned to work, so I am pumping during work. Before I only pumped occasionaly to have something for if we went out or for Dh to help me out. The more you pump and the longer you have been nursing, the more you will get when you pump. Plus, if I pump after my baby eats, I don't get much b/c she seems to have taken most of it.

Your baby is getting enough if she is not crying for more after she releases herself and you burp her. And definitely if she is having plenty of soiled diapers. That is what I kept telling myself.
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Old 09-09-08, 01:17 PM
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sounds like he is getting enough if he He has wet and poopy diapers.
I would worry he is not latching right if it's causing pain. does it hurt when he nurses or is it the pump?
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