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Thread: Pumping long or empting breast?????

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    Default Pumping long or empting breast?????

    Do anybody know if empting the breast everytime you bf or pump (every 1.5 -2 hours) is good enough to increase bm or I have to pump/nurse no less then 20 min .... my lo takes 1/2 hour nursing but P/Y gets all my milk out in less then 5 so I dont know if I sould still pump for 15 min..... any comments ... thanks!!!!

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    Default Re: Pumping long or empting breast?????

    I was told to pump at least 10 mins... even when nothing is coming out... I don't think that the pump is better at getting the milk out. Try doing massages and compressions while pumping esp when you see that there is no more milk flowing...
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: Pumping long or empting breast?????

    I do hand expresion right after to make sure breast is empty... I am debating to know wich one matters of if they both have to be practice (breast empty + pumping 15-20 min)

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    Default Re: Pumping long or empting breast?????

    You breast are never truly empty, so I guess I am not understanding
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: Pumping long or empting breast?????

    I don't know about that- sometimes they seem pretty darn empty! maybe in a few minutes Ican squeeze a little more out, but it does take some time. If I wait 10-15 minutes, I can usually get more out, but like I said, sometimes they seem very empty!

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