My DS is about 4 months old. I am exclusively breastfeeding him. I want to start a freezer stash. I have an Ameda Purely Yours double pump.
I notice that when DS breastfeeds, he gets 2-3 let downs on one side in 20-30 minutes. (Yes, it takes him about 1 hr to eat!) But when I pump, it takes over 20 minutes before the first and only let down to start. So that I am only getting a total of 3ozs from both breasts. I have only tried to pump twice this week. Each time, DS has eaten about 15-20 min from one breast and a few sucks from the other. Both times I pumped are early in the morning. I was afraid his lack of interest in feeding will decrease my milk supply. I think he's going through the infamous 4 month issue everyone seems to be having..............
My question is, am I doing something wrong with the pump? I thought the full breast should let down milk within a few minutes, not 20 minutes into the pumping. And I thought that I would get at least 2 let downs, not just one. So disappointing with pumping!