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  1. #1
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    Default how much do they get?

    I have read that pump output is not the same as what babies get. How much do they get at the breast?

    I am worried my daughter is not getting the enough. During the day she takes bottle and not more than 3oz every 3-4hrs. she is 51/2 months old. Her doctor has been happy with her weight and height

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    Default Re: how much do they get?

    who knows but if they are getting the wets and poops they need and growning you can relax! you can assume that she is getting more then you can pump.

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    Default Re: how much do they get?

    Can you tel us why you feel concerned about her milk intake?

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    Default Re: how much do they get?

    I am concerned because I hear babies at that age drink more than 3oz. Now I dont know if she got used to drinking less because I make less or she just drinks less. I have pumped an the output is less and is kinda decreasing

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    Default Re: how much do they get?

    1 to 1 1/2 oz per hour separated from mama is the average.
    Tell us more about your pumping schedule, type of pump ect.

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    Default Re: how much do they get?

    I nurse her in the morning and pump to empty the breast. At work I pump again at 12ish and 3ish. 3 to 3.5 hrs gap.Mostly 3hrs. I get may be 3 oz total each session. Sometimes less. Then I nurse in the evening and nite. I have pump in style. Just 2 days ago I rented hosital grade classic. I dont see big difference yet. May be it might help

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    Default Re: how much do they get?

    Have you gotten your menstrual cycle back yet? Hormonal fluxuation can cause some variety in output. Anything stressful happening in your life? How long are you pumping for? Have you tried power pumping yet?

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    Default Re: how much do they get?

    I haven't heard the term Power Pumping, What is it?

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    Default Re: how much do they get?

    No I have not gotten my cycle yet. The usual work related stress is always there.

    What is power pumping?

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