I Can T Pump Anymore

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JessC531 - December 27

My dd is 4 1/2 months, and since she was about 2 months I've been pumping a bottle a day for her because I tutor in the afternoons. Well, for the past few weeks, I just CAN'T get any milk. I've been having to feed her right before I leave, even if she's not due, just to try to hold her over until I get back. I'm having a hard time even getting the ounce or so to mix with her cereal. I don't know what happened. I used to pump after she went to bed, and get 5-6 ounces, but now I get nothing then, so I try throughout the day and am lucky if I get 2 ounces all day. Any suggestions?? I don't know what I'm going to do!


JessC531 - December 27

*I've always just used a manual pump. I wonder if an electric pump would make a difference... I have one, just need new tubing.


Krissy25 - December 27

I would try the electric, i think they pump more effectivly, also have you tried pumping in the morning, that is usually the best time to get the most milk out.


Armeymom - December 28

The wic office told me the motors on the electric ones give after a while and that manual pumps are better. I haven't tried to pump with any regularity but Id like to start storing b___st milk in case we go somewhere.


sarah21 - December 29

You can try some herbal supplements to increase your milk supply. Blessed Thistle and Fenugreek are both great for milk supply and my midwife has recommended them.


fitzerin - January 5

Try pumping one b___b while your daughter is feeding on the other one, first thing in the morning. That's how I get a full bottle every day. With your daughter feeding on one, it'll stimulate the other to let down so you can get more bottled in one session.


surewinwilliams - January 10

my milk supply went down when my baby was about 6 mo old due to a high fever. My lac consulted recomended taking GASTRO. you can find it at any pharmacy. It is a digestive supplement that has been known to increase milk supply.



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