New to pumping, when should I?

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  1. Evian260

    Evian260 Mom of 3

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    Hi all,

    I have a pumping question.... I've been pumping after my son feeds to start building up a supply. I'm only getting maybe 1/2 an ounce to 1 ounce each time I pump or less. I am going to start pumping when he's out cold sleeping if it's pushing the 3 hour mark, but when is it best to pump? Right after he feeds or wait a little bit? I am worried to wait much longer after he feeds incase he gets hungry again!

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. smellie_melli

    smellie_melli 1 here 1 on the way!

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    I find I have to pump first thing in the morning to get a decent amount. I "save" one boob during the night and then pump this after feeding on the other in the morning. If I get less than I need I try and pump some out of the boob I've just fed on. No idea if this is scientific or just psychological but it works for me :shrug:

    By the next feed I'm stocked up again!

    If I don't do this and pump later in the day (which is what I did initially and got really upset thinking I wasn't producing enough milk) I also get about 1/2 to 1 oz.

    I've also read that it depends on the type of pump you use- that a manual pump can get more out- not sure though cause I use and electric one for speed!

    Good luck!
     
  3. Pixxie

    Pixxie Mum to 1 little girl

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    Your only getting that much because that's abbot as much as your babys tummy can hold, as he gets older the amount should increase. I've had best results off 'saving' a boob overnight too xxx
     

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