Re: starting to pump at 4 1/2 months... will it work?
Yup, pumping like mad is a great first step to increasing supply. The more frequently you remove milk, and the more milk you remove, the faster your body will get the message that it needs to make more.
What can I do to increase my milk supply? Start pumping like mad and hope my body adjusts?
What sort of pump do you have? Not all pumps are created equal and if you're going to be pumping 2X per day you may want to invest in something pretty good. I'm thinking Ameda Purely Yours or better.
You could also try the usual milk increasing herbs: oatmeal, fenugreek, and blessed thistle.
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