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How do I know if I'm producing enough milk? I pump for 10 mins after I feed her but sometimes I only get 2-3oz but how do I know she's getting full?
Depends....: On how long ago you pumped it. Breast milk stored in a deep freeze can be used for up to six months. Once it's defrosted, treat it like you would any other milk; don't leave it out too long, keep it refrigerated, and use it as quickly as possible. ...Read more
Should be fine: A little breast milk is better than none! ...Read more
BREAST MILK: Your OB gives rx after delivery if you have no intention of breast feeding. Pumping breast for milk stimulates more milk production plus baby's feeding.To control breast milk after pumping is to limit the times of pumping to get milk or rest the breast. Side effect is engorgement and pain but will eventually dry up. ...Read more
I had a baby about a month already and I don't make enough breast-milk!I pumped both side have only 1oz, what should I do to increase more breastmilk?
What you have: The more you pump the better your breasts will feel afterwards. Also it will stimulate your body to continue to make more milk as your baby grows older and needs more to eat. Pump until your breasts feel soft and there are no hard areas. Using a double electric pump this often only takes about 15 minutes. Manual pumps will take longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep stimulating: Bodies and breasts need to be told to make milk. The two strongest signals are direct nipple and breast stimulation and infant crying. Two things that happen a lot with breastfeeding babies. So for pumpers who arent direct feeding, the stimulation is difficult. The pump is more vacuum than stimulant. Try direct stimulation with hands, shower, etc. Pump around feeds when baby is crying a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may vary: Certainly difference 2 month olds require different amounts of breast milk to grow and most of it depends on size. In general a baby this age needs to drink 150 ml/kg in order to grow. So if a 2 month old weighs 6 kg (about 13-14 lbs) he may need to drink about 30 oz or more to grow. ...Read more
Pump often.: For long term storage, using a stand free freezer is helpful. Pumping for 15-20 minutes after each breastfeeding is the best way to encourage more milk production. It can be tiring and tedious to pump so often but milk stored in a stand free freezer can be used for 6 months afterwards. Drinking an herbal tea with fenugreek also increases milk production. There is a tea called mother milk. ...Read more
Yes: Guidelines suggest about a week. Refer to: http://www.Medelabreastfeedingus.Com/tips-and-solutions/11/breastmilk-collection-and-storage --for more information. ...Read more
Pumping milk for 7wks & only getting a lil over an ounce when i pump now.I pump every 4-5 hrs.Usually get 3 ounces.Whats wrong w me?
Some possibilities:: You may be able to increase the amount of milk produced by increasing the amount of fluid you drink and increasing the frequency of pumping. You haven't said whether you have just returned to work, etc. Make sure you are getting adequate calories to nourish yourself. Your primary care provider, ob, or pediatric provider may recommend a lactation consultant for you also. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more
Is it preferable to pump milk once the baby had finished his feeding and resting? Or should I keep milk for next feeding? In term of increasing milk
I have stop pumping milk about a week because my supply doesn't have much but I still want to be able to have more milk 4him.Wat can I do to increase?
Nursing: stimulates the breast to make milk better than pumping. If your baby will nurse that might improve production. Also warm soaks to the nipples can help. Good luck ...Read more
Not really: Breast feeding is more than just supplying milk. Baby gets to lay there and cuddle while they listen to the same heartbeat they heard during pregnancy.They also move as you move as they did inside.These nurturing features are hard to quantify, but they are part of the breastfeeding experience. ...Read more
Your milk: Supply has diminished. You can try to nurse every two hours and drink plenty of fluids to help with production. Fenugreek seeds have shown to increase milk production by 900%! it will not improve low production if both breasts are not completely drained every two to three hours. Worth a try. If not , formulas are readily available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer