With my daughter I had the pleasure of being a sahm for 14 months. I would pump if i wanted to go out for a drink. I didnt have a problem getting milk then.
This time around pumping I HAVE to pump i am working in 4 wks!
I have this pump i bought a new one this baby (i used the same one with dd)
I tried pumping my first time this morning right after my son had nursed. I tried ten mins pumping both breasts, took off pump massaged breasts, pumped singly for another 5 on each side. I got 3/4's a ounce total.
Tried pumping again 5ish hours later after he had nursed again and i literally got a couple drops nothing more! I tried hand expressing it seemed to get MORE milk but still was just drops.
I know when i nurse my almost 4 wk old at breast he gets plenty enough cuz he has gained signifcant weight and has way enough poo and pee diapers. so i know my supply is right for him. I just think my body makes just the right amount for him nothing more nothing less.
again this is my first time pumping cuz i have too. I will be workin 4 days a wk all 6 hour shifts, and 1 8 hour shift. I am able to pump at work when need be. I just need to make sure I CAN get milk when i do so, and currently I am getting practically nothing.
Do I just need to keep pumping? Am i pumping at wrong time? Is it my stupid pump?
Usually my son nurses every hour and a half to 2 hours for 25-30 mins total. he nurses both sides as well. so i dont have much time to pump inbetween him nursing?