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Old May 27th, 2017, 03:47 AM   31
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OMG. I would have died!

I would think I should be capable of pumping what she eats during the day. She's with the sitter for 9 hours, so I really need to be pumping at least 10-14 oz. She always eats at least 10 oz and most days it's 12-14. Otherwise she has to have formula and my body isn't getting the signal she needs more than that.

I'm still pumping at night when I get the chance. Some nights I only get to pump after I first put her to bed, but I try to pump after each feeding. I'm going to try to pump after feedings during the day on weekends, too.



 
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Old May 27th, 2017, 05:05 AM   32
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I have a 13 month old ebf baby and the pump never worked for me ! Ever .... So no bottles no nothing ... When I returned to work when she was 10 months , she was on solids and she switched her days to nights so lots of night time feeding for us . My supply was never and still isn't an issue . I just never ever got any letdown with the pump .



 
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Old May 27th, 2017, 06:26 AM   33
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The pumping needs to be consistent in order to build up a supply. So you need to feed her before her bed then pump, even if you get very little out. It's just to trick your body. Then pump middle of the night whether it's after her feeding or without her feeding then again during the day whether it's again ammeter her feeding or not. Doing that consistently for a week or so will boost your supply as it is you tricking your body into telling it to make more as your baby needs it. If you don't do it every day your body won't make more as it won't think it needs more. It's hard work but it's worth it if you stick to it for a short burst of time. You might sit pumping for half an hour and get 4oz and feel it's not a lot but if you keep doing it that will increase. Don't do it for a shorter time next time, but aim for more in that time not the same amount in less time xxx



 
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Old Jun 13th, 2017, 16:16 PM   34
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hey, how's things going?



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2017, 06:13 AM   35
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Pretty well! No huge increase in supply, but I've been able to pump 9-10 oz since last Friday! I'm hoping maybe I'll be pumping around this much for a little while then see another increase. When I started back to work I was only getting 5-6 oz, then eventually made it to 6-8 and was stuck around 8 for a while. I've been pumping every 2.5 hours and making sure I pump after her bedtime feed at the very least. Things haven't worked out lately for me to pump after her night feed, but I'm hoping things will work out again soon. I'd really like to send her with another 1-2 oz! I've just been getting so little sleep that I haven't been able to stay awake to pump.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2017, 09:19 AM   36
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That's great! Yeah it's pretty exhausting so I'm not surprised but glad you are getting more. How's she doing in her Bassinet? x



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2017, 10:12 AM   37
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Pretty well when I actually put her in it! The reason I've not pumped after her night feeding is because I'm falling asleep in the chair feeding her and waking up hours later, so she never makes it back into the bassinet! I'm hoping to start getting her to bed earlier so I can get more than 3-5 hours of sleep a night. Then maybe I can function well enough to get her back to bed, pump, and then function properly through the work day and not risk falling asleep at the wheel. That's become an issue this week, so I have to do something.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2017, 15:13 PM   38
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awe poor you! 5 hours max a night isn't nice I used to go to bed at 7pm sometimes (even now I do if I've had bad days) just to make sure I get a stretch of rest, even if it's not sleep. x



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2017, 02:14 AM   39
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Last week I skiped my night pump in favor of some extra zzzzs and then power pump the next two nights and I have gotten 4 more oz a day! Maybe a little extra sleep have my body what it needed to make more.



 
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Old Jun 15th, 2017, 06:30 AM   40
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I have read that sleep deprivation can affect milk supply, so hopefully if we can get into an early bedtime routine that will help! I had a bit of a low supply day yesterday for some reason. I don't think anything was different from any other day, so I'm not sure what happened. I only managed to pump just under 7 oz.



 
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