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    My lactation cosultant through WIC told me to try something and it has really worked! It's called Power Pumping. What you do is, set aside an hour for 3 days strictly for pumping and resting. Then, you pump for ten minutes and rest for ten minutes pump for 10 rest for 10 pump for 10 rest for 10 and then pump again for 10-15. You may not get much the first day, but it will program your body to make much more milk during that hour. Even though she suggested for 3 days, i'm planning on doing it everyday until i wean my son. I swear it works! During the day, before this, i was averaging between 1/4 and 1 ounce a pump ...now i'm averaging between 1 3/4 and 2 1/2 ounces a pump! And then in the morning and the evening (I power pump between 9 and 10pm) 3 to 4 ounces! It's incredible! It's definitely worth a try!

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    Sounds like it is worth trying..What kind of pump are you using?
    Jenn SAHM and carseat to

    DD 5 years old , nursed till just shy of 3 yrs old



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    Default Re: TRY THIS!!! It really works!!!

    thank you for sharing this. it's definitely worth a try. i'll have to keep myself disciplined. thanks so much!

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    Default Re: TRY THIS!!! It really works!!!

    I also want to know what kind of pump you are using!!!!!

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    Wow, sounds like an interesting idea... might have to try that! Thank you!

    ETA- how many days did you do that before your output increased that much? and do you pump at any other time ? TIA!
    Last edited by TheBluebird; October 5th, 2006 at 04:32 PM.
    Lynda
    Tree-hugging, queer-loving, liberal, feminist Mommy to L August 2006


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    I'm using the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Double Pump and it only took 2days of power pumping for an hour for me to get an increase. I also pump in the morning before my son wakes up and get between 3 and 4 ounces. Then when he wakes up I nurse him and during his two naps I pump and get between 1 3/4 and 2 1/2. The rest of the day we nurse whenever he wants and I pump 5 to 10 minutes after. I really hope it works out for you ladies!

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    I am going to see how it works with my PIS original
    Jenn SAHM and carseat to

    DD 5 years old , nursed till just shy of 3 yrs old



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    I wish you the best of luck! It really is worth a try!
    -Jenn

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