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Milk Pump (Overview)

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Milk Pump (Overview)

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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?

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?

Explanation : She will let you know by constant crying. If you can pump 2-3 oz after breast feeding about 20-30 min 2-4-6 weeks old baby or 10-15 minutes 2-3 month old baby you have enough milk. Drink a lot of tea and eat properly. Calm down please. ...Read more

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Do I need to throw out the milk I pumped before baby weaned?

Do I need to throw out the milk I pumped before baby weaned?

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

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How to produce more milk for pumping or ways to help lactate?

How to produce more milk for pumping or ways to help lactate?

Several options: The more baby stimulates the breast by sucking the more milk will be produced. Also here are teas that are made to help increase lactation and are safe to take during breastfeeding like mothers milk tea. Fenugreek is a supplement known to increase milk supply ...Read more

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After pregnency how to control over production of breast milk when pumping?

After pregnency how to control over production of breast milk when pumping?

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

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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?

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?

See consultant: You should take complete diet and drink milk , there are pills known as Mother -love containing some herbs which helps to increase breast milk production .You can try this. you may consult breast feeding consultant . ...Read more

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How much milk should I pump?

How much milk should I pump?

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 more

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Is it ok to pump milk in advance?

Is it ok to pump milk in advance?

Yes: Make sure your baby is well fed and you are a good milk producer. ...Read more

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What should I do if i'm not getting a lot of milk when I pump?

What should I do if i'm not getting a lot of milk when I pump?

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 more

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What number of ounces of pumped milk does you 2 month old consume in 24 hours?

What number of ounces of pumped milk does you 2 month old consume in 24 hours?

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

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How to have good amount of stored pumped milk?

How to have good amount of stored pumped milk?

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

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Is it ok to put the bottled pump.Milk in the fridge?How many hours before it spoil then

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Pump Immediately: There are different opinions on thsi subject.I believe that pumping immediately after the feeding is best for increasing the supply and maintaining the milk for the next feeding. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it the same to pump milk as to breastfeed my baby directly?

Is it the same to pump milk as to breastfeed my baby directly?

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

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My baby is 4 months and I am barley producing any milk when i pump, why is that?

My baby is 4 months and I am barley producing any milk when i pump, why is that?

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 more

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