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    Question Pumping question

    Hello! I'm a new breastfeeding mom and I just had a quick question.I have decided that I'm going to probably pump part time. My question is, how long should I pump and how much breastmilk should I expect to pump as far as ounces? (I have an electric pump).

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    Default Re: Pumping question

    hi there and welcome to the forum

    you should pump for at least 10 minutes...15-20minutes if you have time...kellymom.com states the following:" Empty the breast as thoroughly as possible at each session. To ensure that the pump removes an optimum amount of milk from the breast, keep pumping for 2-5 minutes after the last drops of milk. Use breast massage prior to pumping, and massage and compressions during pumping to better empty the breasts and increase pumping output."

    the following link has information about pumping output.

    hope this helps! post back if you have more questions! good luck!
    Mommy to...
    Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
    Lauryn Elle...January 26, 2008...7lbs 15oz, 20 inches

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    Default Re: Pumping question

    Hi
    I'm going to move your question to the pumping forum
    Jen
    "Mothers are designed to be available to their babies--to help them make the transition into this big, wide world. To teach them to trust, and love, and feel good about being alive."
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