Re: restart milk production
What kind of pump do you have? Sometimes a better pump can increase production.
How old is your current pump? After a while pumps wear out- the motors get old, they lose suction, etc. A newer pump might help.
How often are you pumping? The more frequently you pump, the faster you will see results. When I had supply issues, I pumped every 2 hours during the day and every 3 at night. Pumping after nursing (if you are nursing) will also help increase supply.
A technique called power pumping may help; it's supposed to mimic the way a baby feeds and boosts its mom's supply during a growth spurt. To power pump, pump both breasts for 10 minutes, then rest for 10, then pump for 10, then rest for 10, and finally pump again for 10 minutes for a total of 30 minutes of pumping in a 1-hour period.
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