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    My son is 3 months old and I have breast fed him since he was born. But for the past two weeks we have had to supliment formula while Im at work because i would have no let down when I would pump even when my breast were so full it almost hurt. It was going great nursing at home and him being bottle fed at while i was gone and I only work 5 hour shifts so its only 1 bottle that is suplimented. Lately though he still acts hungry even after eating on both breast where as he usually is a one side feeder. Could my milk be drying up even though he is still nursing?

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    You can expect your supply to drop if you don't pump at work. Make sure you are using the correct size horns. Using the wrong size can have a huge impact on pumping output. Some women bring in pictures, audio files, and/or clothes/blankets/etc. to smell which can help elicit a letdown. Personally, I needed to do my best to not think about pumping, which meant not thinking about my baby. I put a on a Netflix streaming movie or show on my laptop or iPad while I pumped and just zoned out. Breast compressions can help with milk output too. I've never had much luck with it personally, but there are lots of women who can extract a lot of milk using hand expression too.

    Some videos on getting more milk with breast compressions and hand expression:

    maximizing milk production

    hand expression
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    Have your ever responded to your pump or is this a new thing? If new I'd say check/replace any old or worn parts and check all connections. I think breast compressions help and when needed I try to meditate and visualize the milk flowing (sounds weird but usually works).
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    That's a really good question. Also, what pump are you using and how old is it? If you bought it used, it is possible that the motor is on the fritz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*phi View Post
    That's a really good question. Also, what pump are you using and how old is it? If you bought it used, it is possible that the motor is on the fritz.
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