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    Default How much is normal?

    Hi mama's,
    I have a 15 MO who nurses frequently (I think 6-8 times/ day including night). I started working on Monday and haven't pumped in about 8 months. I'm pumping to keep supply up and to attempt to have her drink some EBM out of a sippy cup (that's a whole other story) I only get about 2 ounces every 4 hours (I pump once at 1:30 pm and once at 5:30 pm). I know pumping is not a good indicator of supply but I expected to get much more and I'm starting to feel insecure about my supply. I had suply issues before so it's always been a concern. What's normal?

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    Default Re: How much is normal?

    Hi -

    Pumping for me varies at different times of the day and always varies for different women. In the morning I get about 6oz. and in the afternnoons about 4 per session. I have also pumped daily for over 6months....Once your body gets used to the pumping your supply should increase....

    HTH!


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    Default Re: How much is normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*airportmom View Post
    Hi -

    Pumping for me varies at different times of the day and always varies for different women. In the morning I get about 6oz. and in the afternnoons about 4 per session. I have also pumped daily for over 6months....Once your body gets used to the pumping your supply should increase....

    HTH!
    Especially if you keep pumping at the exact same times. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of lunch; skipping either of those can tank your supply.
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