Just wondering if anyone knows the technical aspects of how pumping increases production. I'm pumping more and getting a tiny bit more with each session. Is this because my let-downs provide more milk because I have more hormones and so milk is produced for a longer period of time ... it's a length of time issue? Do my boobs ever get to where they'll just hold more milk than before ... which is a quantity issue?
The reason I'm asking is that my LO seems to get frustrated fairly quickly when eating so I'm assuming that one likely reason is that let down isn't quick enough. I know about breast compressions and have a separate question about that I'll ask in other place, but they aren't always (usually, in fact) effective. I know I have the capacity for about 4 oz of milk and have had that for the longest time. When I pump, am I just enabling myself to produce another 4 oz faster, or will I be able to produce 5 oz at a feeding instead of 4? I tried to find an analogy, but the only one I could think of is a balloon that doesn't stretch but fills with water faster, and another balloon that would stretch and hold a bit more water each time.