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Thread: Pumping questions from a FTM!!!

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    Default Pumping questions from a FTM!!!

    I go back to work in a month and I have begun pumping at least once a day, usually in the mornings.

    Is is normal to get about 1 to 2 oz. at first out of each breast? And will that increase?

    Just because I pump that much does that mean that my son gets that much when he feeds?

    Also I notice that one puts out more than the other, is that normal?

    I haven't started introducing a bottle yet. I was going to wait another week or so.
    for over a year now!!!

    Xavier 11/5/08


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    Default Re: Pumping questions from a FTM!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*munchkin937 View Post
    I go back to work in a month and I have begun pumping at least once a day, usually in the mornings.

    Is is normal to get about 1 to 2 oz. at first out of each breast? And will that increase?
    That sounds like a good amount to me. When I was pumping 3x's a day at work, the most I would ever get from one side was usually 2oz.

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*munchkin937 View Post
    Just because I pump that much does that mean that my son gets that much when he feeds?
    Not necessarily. Baby is much more efficient at removing milk from the breast than the pump is.

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*munchkin937 View Post
    Also I notice that one puts out more than the other, is that normal?
    Yes, my right side has always produced a bit more than my left side when pumping.
    I'm Wendi.
    Mom to:
    DD1 7/28/07 for 21 mos and weaned with
    &
    DD2 12/16/09

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    Default Re: Pumping questions from a FTM!!!

    I agree with pp on all her answers. Sounds like you're doing a great job!
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