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Thread: No milk unless at beginning of feed?

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    Question No milk unless at beginning of feed?

    Hi there. I have a 5 week old, exclusively breastfed. I am pumping to get milk for "date" nights, etc.

    I have about 14 oz stored up and take out about 2 oz every second day or so.

    I only pump in the morning as I have the most milk then.

    NOW...many say to pump AFTER feeding. IF I do that, I get like...2 drops. It is pathetic.

    So I pump one breast while he feeds off another.

    But I want more milk to be stored up. What am I doing wrong? Why is the pump not getting any milk if I pump AFTER feeding? Is it ok to pump during a feed?

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    Default Re: No milk unless at beginning of feed?

    Pumping during a feeding is great! I always had a lot of success with it. As far as pumping after a feeding, if your lo is a good nurser, you may not be able to pump a lot out. But if you do this on a continuous basis, your body should get the signal that more milk is needed. Then the amount you are able to pump should increase. HTH!

    Loving my Beautiful High Needs Baby Girl born 12/28/06

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