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Thread: normal amount to pump?

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    Default normal amount to pump?

    I am going back to work t the end of November and just started pumping yesterday to start to build a freezer stash. I pumped when I first got home from the hospital because my lo wasn't latching on but this is the first time I've pumped after nursing him so I'm wondering if I'm getting a normal amount. I've gotten 1.5 oz the last two mornings after nursing. Does that sound normal. I'm a bit worried now about him having enough when I'm gone...

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    Default Re: normal amount to pump?

    most women make about 1-1.5oz per hour total. Also, you don't really need a large freezer stash. Just get enough for a day's worth or so saved up, and then you'll be pumping the day before for what you need the next day. Check out this link
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    Default Re: normal amount to pump?

    That sounds perfectly normal for nursing between feeds. Remember that when you are working you will be pumping in place of a feed, rather than between it.
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    Default Re: normal amount to pump?

    Thanks ladies! That's what I thought but I just wanted to double check since everything is still new to me.

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