Re: is my supply decreasing already???
What sort of pump do you have? And how often are you pumping?
The more often and the more thoroughly you remove milk from the breast, the faster your production will come up.
You might want to try:
- Using the best pump you can- sometimes this means a hospital-grade rental pump
- Pumping after nursing when you are together with your baby
- Power pumping (Pump both sides for 10 minutes, rest for 10, pump for 10, rest for 10, and pump again for 10 for a total of 30 minutes of pumping in a 1-hour period- this is supposed to mimic the way a baby feeds and boosts its mom's supply during a growth spurt)
- Adding additional pumping sessions to your routine, perhaps even in the nighttime hours
Hang in there! You're doing an awesome job- I really admire you moms who work and pump and take care of your families at the same time.
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