Re: Pumping Too Much?
with LLLMeg. You are absolutely overpumping. A mom whose supply is well-matched to her baby's needs might be able to pump 1-2 oz after feeding, on a good day. Getting nothing at all from post-feeding pumps is normal and common. A typical baby takes about 19-30 oz per day of milk, maximum- so you are certainly making enough milk for twins!
I think the NP got you into a troublesome relationship with your pump. Emptying your breasts after feeding is a good idea when you have mastitis- but that should be a short-term solution to a specific problem, not something you do every. single. time. you nurse once the mastitis is gone. That sort of pumping will just perpetuate overproduction, which will make nursing more difficult and lead you to feel uncomfortable and overfull on a frequent basis, and- here's the real kicker- will put you at increased risk for mastitis.
Like LLLMeg, I am also curious about how nursing is going for you. When a mom has an extremely high supply, that can lead to nursing challenges like fast letdowns, lots of leaking, baby fussing during feedings, etc.
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