Not Sure If I Can Still Pump Help

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krista-lee - June 11

when i was in the hospital right after giving birth, the nurses were forcing me to br___tfeed and it was too hard right after delivery. but everyday since (june 9th-today) ive beenrubbing them and making sure there was still collostrum comming out. i got a br___tpump and now im trying to pump. ive beenpumping for 10 / 15 minutes and ive only expressed about 5 ml of clear stuff. since i didnt brestfeed right away, can i not pump? or will it take longer to pump?

 

Susan W - June 11

It may just take time for your supply to come in. When did you give birth? It's not clear from your first post. But it typically takes anywhere from 2-5 days for the milk to come in; some women are faster, some are longer. But to get it going, you NEED to nurse or pump at least 8-12 times in a 24 hour period. You still have plenty of time to make it work if you are still in the first week. I'd simply make it my priority to nurse or pump for the next few weeks. That's your job right now -- to feed that baby, and to do that, you need to increase your supply . Someone else should be changing the diapers and doing everything else. Did the nursing in the hospital go well? How are you feeding the baby now? HTH

 

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