When To Pump How Much

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alynnburke - October 31

Hello, I will be returning to working in 1 month, and want to start building a supply of milk in the freezer for when my son is at daycare. For now, I am still br___tfeeding full time. So when is the best time to pump durning the day, and how many times a day should I be pumping? I worry that I will pump and then he will want to eat right away. Also, I hear of these women pumpimg like 9 oz of milk at a time, I only get about 1oz of each br___t. My son is 6 weeks, will I be able to pump more as he get older? Any advice will be appreciated.

 

excited2bemama - October 31

Does your lo eat off of both b___sts at every feeding? If he does then I would pump after he is done for an additional 5 min or so. After a while your body will make extra milk. if your lo eats off of one b___st a feeding then I would pump on side while your lo is eating from the other side. also most woman tend to have more milk in the morning and middle of the night as your prolactin levels are highest then. So depending on how much your lo eats at night that might be a good time to pump. Some woman never get much when they pump. I had over active letdown so I was constantly pumping off milk before my lo ate so that she could eat without choking because my milk came out so fast.

 

jacobsmom - November 1

My little one will be seven weeks old tomorrow, and I have been pumping and storing for a few weeks now. When I first started I could only get a few oz, but now I put about 4-6oz. away each day. I would feed him in the morning when he wakes up from one side and then pump the other. Now I also pump in the evening before I go to bed after feeding him and putting hm down (from the other side). Just start out slow and in a week or two you'll have enough to put away.

 

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