Can't pump enough but supply ok
For the longest time I was thinking I had a low milk supply because dd takes 3 5oz bottles @ dcp while I can only pump about 12 oz/day. DD was sick last week so she and I stayed home all week together and she always seemed satisfied after every feeding and didn't need and supplements or solid foods so now I know that there is nothing wrong with my milk supply. So now I am trying to figure out how to pump more effectively. I use an Ameda Purely Yours and pump 15-20 min 3x day and sometimes early in the morn or before bed. I have tried the Medela PIS and several others (including hospital grades) but didn't have that great of results (purely yours got same results as hospital grade). I don't have a problem with let down, all I have to do is start setting up my pump and I let down and have tried breast compressions to get more milk but still end up with the same results. I eat oatmeal every morning, drink pleantly of fluids (but not too much) and eat/exercise regularly. I have tried fenugreek but didn't have any success (as my milk supply really is fine). If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)