Re: Getting my Milk back and Pumping it
hi mama, what an amazing gift you are giving your daughter by trying to get her any milk!
it's not quite clear to me: are you getting any milk right now? did you completely quit pumping and now you're starting again, or have you been doing 2-3 times a day after she was 5 weeks old?
to relactate, you will need to pump a LOT more. typical advice is to aim for at least 10 pumping sessions a day, total of at least 120 minutes, with at least 1 session between midnight and 5 am, with a hospital grade rental pump. removing milk from the breast is really what stimulates your body to make more.
also, did you have any help when your daughter started refusign the breast? did you try things to bring her back?
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.