Re: Nothing at the pump
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Yes, it's totally normal for post-feeding pump output to be very scanty, provided that the baby is nursing well, gaining adequate weight, and producing the appropriate amount of wet and poopy diapers. When a mom's milk supply is well-matched to baby's demand, there isn't a lot of extra milk to pump out.
One issue here could be the pump. The APY is a decent pump. It's best for a working mom with an established supply who responds well to pumping. But when a mom wants to increase supply, the APY isn't the right tool for the job. You want a more powerful machine- think hospital-grade rental or at least Medela Pump in Style, with correctly sized shields to ensure maximum stimulation and milk removal.
Have you been supplementing at all? If so, let us know because that will affect the advice we give you.
Just FYI: it's normal for milk to contain an admixture of colostrum for several weeks after it comes in. This "transitional" milk will appear yellowish white or cream-colored, but will be translucent and not transparent. If your wife truly had only colostrum for 2 weeks, then she should discuss it with her doctor or midwife, because it implies that there may have been some sort of physical impediment to milk production, like a retained placenta fragment, or perhaps formula supplementation delayed the onset of milk production well beyond average.
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