Re: New to site seeking other moms question about pumping
I'm moving to pumping for more responses.
Make sure you're using a good pump. It should be made by Ameda, Avent, Medela, or Lansinoh. All the others are made by companies that also make formula, so they have a vested interest in breastfeeding failing for you. If you're already using one of these good pumps, get a rental pump for a month, just to boost your supply. Since you're working, you should be using a hospital-grade double pump. Single pumps just aren't powerful enough for what you need.
You can pump at other times of day, too, not just while you're at work. Pump one side while baby nurses on the other. Or, pump after every feeding, to help increase your supply. You'll be able to save up for the days that you're at work.
There are lots of things you can take to try to increase your supply - some things as basic as eating a bowl of real (not instant) oatmeal for breakfast, and drinking plenty of water, have worked for some mothers.
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