Re: half ounce pump
Pump output is not a good indicator of milk intake. The baby is much more effective at emptying the breast, and pumping is a learned skill so you shouldn't expect fabulous results right off the bat.
Half an ounce is actually pretty normal yield after a nursing session. It's also normal to get more milk in the morning, since most women have prolactin (the milk-producing hormone) levels which peak at night and in the early morning. remember that once you are back to work, you will not be pumping in addition to nursing. You will be pumping instead of nursing, so you will probably get more milk. However, if you start back to work and still aren't getting enough, there are ways to boost output, like using a better pump, trying different shields, pumping more frequently, power pumping, etc.
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