My husband is deployed and I have a one year old and a one month old. Between pumping every two to three hours and feeding him bottles at night I wasn’t getting enough sleep, my supply dropped over the past week and I’m trying to build it back up since my husbands coming home in the next week Any tips or advice on bringing it back??
I have been EP for 11 weeks. My supply has started to diminish (12oz to 2-3oz a session). It’s getting very discouraging and so time consuming to produce so little so I decided to stop (that was 36 hours ago). However, I think I want to start again and give it another chance or atleast until my freezer stash runs out, which should be a week. I am wondering if what I just pumped is colostrum o... More
I’m trying to guess how much milk I need to stash to last my baby a yr. I’m wanting to stop pumping just because I have 6 other kids and I’m always on the go and baby only take bottles she was born early and never really got the hang of breast and don’t really want to so I just pump. She is 4months old on sept 27th and she takes probably about 25-30 oz a day. I already have probably over 3,500 ... More
My baby is 1 week old and 2 days. I bottle feed her formula and breast milk. I pump in the morning and get 4 oz then I pump again every 2-3 hours throughout the day and only get 1-3 oz and if she’s not full or if I didn’t pump enough I feed her 2 oz of formula. Is this a normal amount to be pumping? If not, how can I produce more?
My son is 3 weeks old and due to issues at birth, I am exclusively pumping for him. At first I wasn’t producing anything - partly due most likely to the fact that he was in NICU away from me most of the day. Once we got home from the hospital I used a manual hand pump and eventually my milk came in - and pretty strong! Since then I’ve been pumping about 8oz a session thru an electric pump, usu... More
At this point I am exclusively pumping. Would love to breastfeed again but for now it’s not in the cards. That being said I have the medela pump in style advanced, does anyone have a better breast pump that they can recommend. Preferably something I can walk around and use.
My supply is decreasing and I cannot stop it nor figure out why. Maybe you might have some ideas? Baby 7.5 month old feeds 5 times a day, and i’m breastfeeding him 4 of those times and pumping at work. That afternoon pump is like 1-2 oz each breast instead of 3-4. And at his last feeding at night, i have began supplementing with formula because he was crying after feeding. There is just so lit... More
I had my son 10 months ago and I started out breastfeeding and he wasn’t latching right so I switched to formula because I couldn’t pump much. I stopped pumping after 2 months because I just wasn’t getting anything. After I stopped I started getting a slight pain in both breast. It comes and goes and doesn’t happen every day. Is this normal?
My LO is 2 months. I’ve been breastfeeding and supplementing with formula. If I pump every 3 hours, I get 1 1/2oz -2 oz. I noticed if I pump every 4, I get 3-4 oz. Would pumping every 4 oz drop my supply? I know I’m supposed to produce more than 4oz per session :/. (I’ve been having issues with increasing my supply)
Anyone know how to make one boob make more and one boob slow down? Should I just pump extra on my slow side? My right is making 6 oz plus and my left tops out at 5 (on a good pump) usually 3.5-4 oz max. I don’t mind the milk production, but I don’t want to look lopsided. Advice?
I use the Similac app to track baby’s nursings and it varies between 1hr and 2+hr. Recently has gone back to 1hr or so. I go back to work in 3 weeks but will simulate my work schedule for a couple days before I go back. How often should I pump? I know “whenever baby nurses” But what do you think given recent changes in her schedule? I leave the house a bit after 8am, and get home around 5/5:... More
I have been exclusively pumping and feeding my baby. I had a breast abscess surgery and quit pumping for around 25 days. My baby couldn't take formula so I had to start pumping again. I am still struggling to boost my milk supply. Anyone has suggestion on how to increase milk supply in my case.
My 7 month old won't currently take a bottle but I'm hoping to keep encouraging it every once in a while so my husband can feed him too. I'm pumping between feedings and getting about 1oz each time, usually 4 times a day if I can. I want to start a freezer stash, does anyone have experience trying to pump regularly at this stage while continuing to nurse?
How long can one see results from power pumping? My supply has decreased from 3 1/2 to 1-2 ounces per session. My breasts has also been lacking to fill up. I tried mother’s milk tea but I’ve noticed it boosted up my supply but also made it drop over time. I ordered emergency brownies from Milky Mama and I’m hoping it helps boost my supply. But for meanwhile I’ve been powerpumping and today is m... More
Oops, had such a good lunch with an old friend that because I didn’t feel like changing her diaper yet, she fussed on my left boob, so she’s finally eating 4 hours later after I changed her diaper, but my right boob is like wtf, ain’t it my turn, and gonna explode, and I didn’t bring my pump 😭 never gonna think I won’t need my pump when I’m out 🤦🏻♀️
I recently returned to work—it’s only day 2. When I pump it doesn’t seem like much, but I can manually express quite a bit after the standard 20 min. When pumping it seems like my breasts stall—I have to re-do the “let down” cycle on the Medela on an even stronger setting than I start with in order to draw more milk out. Am I doing something wrong?