Re: Can you pump too much?
As long as weight gain and diaper output are good, then your milk supply is good.
If he's staying at your breasts for an hour, then that's what he needs. Some babies are done eating in eight minutes, others take 20 minutes like you were told, others take much longer. In general, as baby gets older and more efficient, nursing sessions will take less time.
At three weeks after delivery, your milk supply is still hormonally driven, not driven by baby's needs so much. This is gradually changing, as your body figures out what baby is taking out, so that's how much it needs to make.
By pumping regularly, you are telling your body that baby is taking that much, so it will continue to make about that much milk. If you'd like to stop pumping as much, you can slowly decrease the frequency of pumping, and/or the length of your pumping sessions, to allow your body to adjust to reduced demand.
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