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    Default How long sould I pump my breasts??????

    After nursing my 8 weeks old baby, for how long sould I pump my breasts?

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    Default Re: How long sould I pump my breasts??????

    Why are you pumping? just wondering...

    I normally pump anywhere from 7-12 mins
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: How long sould I pump my breasts??????

    I am pumping to increase my milk supply!!!

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    Default Re: How long sould I pump my breasts??????

    why do you think your supply is low?
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: How long sould I pump my breasts??????

    because after I brestfeed him, he starts to cry and cry and he doesn't want to sleep, and also my ped. told me that I don't have enough milk, sooo

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    Default Re: How long sould I pump my breasts??????

    i was told its not always the duration of the pump its the quantity..when my supply got low, i pumped for 20 min, ever two hours (3-4 hour stretches in the mid of the night) then it lessened once my supply was back up! I was very happy when I could sleep through the night again...I also took fenugreek and that helped as well!!

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    Default Re: How long sould I pump my breasts??????

    I also pump to increase my supply. But my bb feed very frequent, almost 1 to 1.5 hourly & each time at least 30min to 1hour. So, wondering when to pump? By the time i finish pumping, he will want to suck again. Then my breast will be very soft & he get very angry to suck. Any idea?

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    Default Re: How long sould I pump my breasts??????

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruzica View Post
    After nursing my 8 weeks old baby, for how long sould I pump my breasts?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruzica View Post
    I am pumping to increase my milk supply!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruzica View Post
    because after I brestfeed him, he starts to cry and cry and he doesn't want to sleep, and also my ped. told me that I don't have enough milk, sooo



    What made your pediatrician suggest that you don't have enough milk?

    Is your baby gaining weight? Growing in length and head circumference? About how many wet and dirty diapers does he have each 24 hours? Is he mostly content?

    Here is how to know that your healthy, full-term baby is getting enough milk:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/enough.html

    And here is some information on increasing milk production:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/increase.html

    More information on how to tell if milk production is actually low, and how to increase (including pumping):
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/lo...ly.html#supply (non-LLL resource)

    HTH! Keep us updated!

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    Default Re: How long sould I pump my breasts??????

    Quote Originally Posted by joanjoan View Post
    I also pump to increase my supply. But my bb feed very frequent, almost 1 to 1.5 hourly & each time at least 30min to 1hour. So, wondering when to pump? By the time i finish pumping, he will want to suck again. Then my breast will be very soft & he get very angry to suck. Any idea?

    What makes you think your milk production is low, joanjoan? Your baby is 6 weeks old, yes? About how many wet and poopy diapers does he have in 24 hours? Is he gaining weight? Growing in length and head circumference? Content most of the time?

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