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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Ohio, USA

    Question "Normal" amount pumped?

    I was just curious, what is considered a normal or good amount of milk to get from pumping in one session--and how long does you pump to get that amount? And I guess I should ask too, what kind of pump you use.

    I do realize that this is greatly going to vary from person to person. I was just trying to get several responses to see what other peoples results are compared to mine.
    Last edited by @llli*punkysquirrel; October 22nd, 2009 at 11:58 AM.
    Married to my best friend Matt, 10/14/06.
    First time mom to Aiden, born 09/22/09.
    He was 7 lbs. 14 oz. and 20 inches long at birth.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Default Re: "Normal" amount pumped?

    I use a Medela Lactina and a PISA, same general output with both.

    Mine vary from 3 ounces to 10 ounces once

    Usually I get 4 ounces, takes about 20 minutes, sometimes less, sometimes more. Generally I stop when I get to 4 ounces unless I'm in the middle of a letdown.

    I am only pumping once a day now, and got 7 ounces yesterday, 5 from the right and 2 from the left. I think it will even out to about 5 ounces a day next week.

    ETA: I have had oversupply problems in the past and respond VERY well to the pump usually.

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Default Re: "Normal" amount pumped?

    Lansinoh, double electric pump. In the morning I usually get about 7oz (5 left and 2 right). I pump once or twice later in the day, normally within an hour of a feeding and get 3.5oz (2.5 left and 1 right). Pumpings usually go 10 min.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Default Re: "Normal" amount pumped?

    Everyone's different. I only ever got about 3, maybe 4 at a time using a PISA.
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Salisbury, MD

    Default Re: "Normal" amount pumped?

    i have the ameda purely yours ultra its a double electric pump. i haven't pumped in place of a feeding yet but i get 1-2oz in between feedings...slow and steadily building up my supply (again ) after finding out DS has a milk allergy! So discouraged, but taking it one day at at time as i return to work in a couple of weeks...oh sorry tangent. anywhoo. hope i get as much milk as some of the other ladies get!!
    Mom to a beautiful baby boy born 8/18/09
    At our house we and love our
    If I'm here I'm

  6. #6

    Default Re: "Normal" amount pumped?

    I use Medela pump n style for 10 minutes I get about 6 oz /session but in the mornings I get about 8-10 oz.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2009
    At the other end of the breast

    Default Re: "Normal" amount pumped?

    I use the Medela Pump in Style and I pump while at work, every two hours and get about 2 ounces on the right and one ounce on the left each time I pump.

    Proud Vegetarian Momma

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Default Re: "Normal" amount pumped?

    I used the Medela Freecycle. When I was away from DS (at work), I pumped 4-5 oz per session, 3 sessions/day.
    Imma to AA, born at home 11/12/07 , juggling , working, APing , cloth diapering , - and . I'm done - yay!


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Default Re: "Normal" amount pumped?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*imma2nonstopaa View Post
    I used the Medela Freecycle. When I was away from DS (at work), I pumped 4-5 oz per session, 3 sessions/day.
    Hey, Imma....New pump Medela came out with?? The recycled kind, right?? (JK! )

    Yes, love my Freestyle....I usually get anywhere from 4-8 oz. per session...
    I usually get lots more in the AM hours, less in the PM...

    We've made it 1 YEAR

    A newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three. ~Grantly Dick-Read


    Married to DH since 2001
    Mommy to Mikki 2006
    Mommy to Xander 2008

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default Re: "Normal" amount pumped?

    I'm using the Medela Swing. I generally get about 1-1.5 ounces for every hour since I've pumped (except for early morning). I'll get about 6 oz at 5 am, 4.5 at 9 am, 3.5 at 12:30 pm, 3 at 2:30 pm, and about 2.5 at 5 pm.
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    Birth: 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 18.5"
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