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    Default Please Help Us

    We are first time parents and my wife is having problems pumping her milk
    she is very discouraged on how little she gets from her breast

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    Default Re: Please Help Us

    How old is the baby? How much is she getting and how often?

    welcome! Hang in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanne View Post
    How old is the baby? How much is she getting and how often?

    welcome! Hang in there!
    sorry for the long reply because I dont know yet how to reply, thank you very much for welcoming us and giving us encouragement
    our baby is 1 month old
    how old is your baby and do you still breastfeed

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    Hi there and
    It might help us if we had a little more information:

    -Is your wife nursing baby at breast at all?
    -Is baby supplemented with anything besides mamas milk?
    -How many wet and dirty diapers is your LO having in a 24 hour period?

    Babies are the best pump and it can be hard to trust that your LO is getting enough, the best way to tell is if your LO is having plenty of wet diapers and is thriving.

    Here is an article from the LLL that you might find helpful:

    I'm pumping my milk to feed my baby, but my supply is going down. What can I do?

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    Welcome!

    Could you let us know WHY your wife is trying to pump?

    Is your wife successfully breastfeeding? Is she trying to pump to build up a freezer supply? Pump because she is returning to work?
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

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    If she is just starting I totally understand. It too me two weeks to be able to get anything for than .5 oz in 30 min. what pump does she have? how old is baby? is nursing going well? The key for me was being warm! I out a robe on and that helped my body relax. At first I had to pump for 30 min to 2-4 oz, now its 15 min for about 3 total.
    Danielle

    Mom to Gage 12/28/06

    Wife to Trinity 6/21/03 my best friend

    ed for year, finally done!!!!
    for more than a year now!

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    I have been nursing and pumping for 7 months. I didnt start pumping until DS was 2.5 wks old. is your wife nursing?
    Danielle

    Mom to Gage 12/28/06

    Wife to Trinity 6/21/03 my best friend

    ed for year, finally done!!!!
    for more than a year now!

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    how old is your baby and do you still breastfeed
    My son is 4 mo old, still breastfeeding and no plans to stop soon.

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