Does pumping breast milk hurt

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I agree with the others that the first milk is the best for baby and I know pumping can cause preterm labor so I feel like sucking on them would do the same
I don't know the first thing about it. So is that any different, does it break the bond? Does it hurt any less? I have absolutely no idea, so if you could help me with these questions, or let me know other things that I need to know, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!!
I pumped 4 oz each time. I feel like I do not have adequate milk for my son now. I was going to start pumping once every morning and storing it in the freezer for the days I have to be away from my little one but now I am afraid if it is going to diminish my supply for him. Will my body adjust to the extra 4 oz each day and how long will it take to adjust?
I am only getting about 1/2 ounce for 30 minutes of pumping. What can I do to produce more milk? Am I doing something wrong? He is nursing full time and after he eats I try to pump. What kind of pumping schedule should I be on when he is nursing full time? Also, my right nipple is still very sore, when he latches on it hurts. I have a small sore still and cannot get it to go away.
My baby is 12 days old and I've been exclusively breast feeding my daughter, anyways, she does great on my right breast but my left nipple is swollen and it hurts so bad to nurse on it. For those of you who pumped, how soon did you introduce a bottle and were there any difficulties with nipple confusion? I was thinking about pumping my left to keep the milk supple up but I'm worried about giving her a bottle too soon?? Any help would be great! Also any thoughts on the swollen nipple?
I have a hospital-grade breast pump and I have been pumping for 15 mins per breast and, on the highest setting, am able to express about 95% of the milk in less than 5 mins. I have been pumping for the full 15 mins because that seems to be the magic, recommended, number I see over and over again. -Is the hindmilk/foremilk ratio going to be a problem if I dont pump for the full 15 mins (i.e. is that last 5% milk I get out in the last 10 mins important for this balance)?
My little girl was only born on Aug 1st and I am having to resort to pumping to give her breast milk because the pain is so intense it reduces me to tears. I'm not really bothered by that except that I would like to be able to breast feed instead of feeding breast milk thru a bottle. However I have also noticed that when I pump, in only get about a 1/2 ounces every 2 hours between both breasts. Is that normal? Should I be getting more?
i took a hot shower and massaged, and did get more of a let-down and it became softer, but the area was still sore. also, for the past 2 days, that breast has been producing less milk than the other. i hopped online and looked up clogged milk ducts. every site advised taking it easy and spending the day in bed. not very easy when you're home alone all day with an infant!! anyways, i started to feel worse, and took my temp. it's 100.7. every website says to see a dr if it's over 101.
does pumping dry you out?? why have my breasts hurt so bad and i lack enough production? and omg, anyone know when will my episiotomy heal (i know it varies but i would love an estimate), and how do you know its healed.. i am scared to look down there and i know its still too soon for it to heal.. also how do you know if it gets infected :oo and how long is it suppose to hurt..
Also, what are the supplies that I need for breastfeeding and pumping. I know the medula pump is the best, but I am waiting till after the baby is born to make sure I have the milk supply. I got nursing pads for my boobs and cream. What else? What kind of bottles - I got a gift set of Avent bottles and a playtex also. Which one or should I try both?
I think my areolas needed to toughen up to the pump. I am only pumping once a day (to store some breast milk in advance of my return to work and to try to get my little one used to a bottle.) We'll see how I manage when I am pumping more at work. I use the medela pump in style but I am thinking about renting a hospital grad pump. Has anyone had experience that they are more comfortable?
BUT I was curious if she's nursing so much because she needs more now than when she would nurse for twenty minutes, or if it's just that my supply is lower than her demand right now...still drinking mother's milk tea, and exclusively BFing.
Well, I'll start by tring to pump/breast feed. If the pumping doesn't work out, I'll continue to breast feed and supplement with formula as needed. That way I can have others help me out with the feedings and hopefully the bottle will help reduce the amount of air she gets so she'll be happier. Hed ped. is out of the office until tomorrow, so I'll check with him on the formula to supplement with.
This would take some pressure off me to exclusively feed, maybe DH can take a feeding or two so I am not so completely tied down. Is he too young? Why does the pumping output taper off during the day? Should I use a higher setting? Thanks so much for any advice...
Is breast milk (2wks post partum) supposed to change? My milk has gone from white & slightly thick to watery (almost see through white) and very runny. It resembles skim milk! Is this normal?
Since she was 3 maybe 4 weeks I started pumping to build my supply. I still only get 1/2-1 oz on a good day from my left breast but 2-3 from the right. They have always been a cup size different. Is there a way I can help increase it to even things out supply wise. I don't mind the different size breasts (would be nice if they were the same though). I try to offer the left breast 1st. I stay hydrated (eventhough I get so thirsty when nursing and pumping). I eat oatmeal every morning.
i dont think they reduce your supply but make sure the fit and you fill like you have good suction. i use the medela xl shield on one breast and the pumping pals on the other. i get more out of the pumping pal breast but that was the case to begin with. i tried different options and found what works best for me. ok i dont know what bottles you use to feed you baby but omg playtex has drop in liners which is a lifesaver.
This pregnancy, My breasts barely bother me at all (I'm 12 weeks). Does this mean I won't produce much milk? No your breast size does not mean you wont/cant produce enough milk. An A cup woman can produce the same as a D cup. 2.) Any pointers for breastfeeding, should I have adequate milk supply? Nurse, nurse, and nurse some more. Anytime you think baby is hungry put baby to breast. If baby is peeing and pooping enough then you know baby is getting what they need.
Now, tell me exactly what to look for when i go get the fenugreek? I would like to give it a try since all of you r trying! Does not hurt to have more milk! How's Gavin? What about your mom?
By pumping this one time a day, you will make a good store of milk and won't jeopardize your baby's feeding needs. There is a section on my site devoted to pumping and storing breast milk, if you are interested: http://www.breastfeedingquest.com/breast-pumping.html Hope this helps and happy Breastfeeding!
When you stop breastfeeding...how do you dry up your milk??? Does it hurt???? I only have been breastfeeding for about 2 1/2 months...but he doesn't seem to be getting enough.
I wanted her to get all the benefits of the breast milk so my husband and I made a decision to have me pump and feed her through the bottle for the first year. The problem is that she is underweight- in the 25th percentile. My husband blames me and says my breastmilk is the reason she is not gaining weght. He makes me feel so guilty. I am trying to do the best for her. I had it with all his snide remarks about putting her on formula.
Well my left breast still makes a ton of milk and last night it was so engorged and hurt!! I pumped at 5 am and it still hurts. I can feel the duct, its plugged. My daughter nursed on bothe sides normally this morning. How do I get my left side to produce less? Does anyone else have this problem?? I am so tired of waking up in the middle of the night for one breast being engorged. Its weird that one of them did what it was suppose to do, but the left side is not cooperating!!
but if I was working outside of the home, than I would pump. I personally found pumping to be quite easy, but not everyone does. Its really a decision you need to make based on what you are comfortable with.
I have nursed three soon to be four for their first year. You absolutely have to make sure your baby has a deep latch getting as much of the dark part around the nipple (areola) as possible. Get a good nipple cream and use it after each feed. That will help with most of the pain although there will be a short period of time where your nipples will adjust and be tender especially when your milk changes over from the colostrum or premilk to milk and they become engorged.
You need to call your doctor, and s/he most likely will want to see you and then give you antibiotics. Continue nursing or pumping as much as you can. Engorement will make it hurt even more. You could also try taking some Motrin if it is really painful, that may help.
I have been pumping my breast milk for 11 days already. I also give my baby formula so I really am just pumping around 3-4 times a day. Well last night I was pumping and it was hurting so I checked and I have like 2 little white pimple like but it hurts like crazy. It even hurts when I pump from that breast. Does anyone know if that is just a little pimple or just the heat here in California that is causing that or can it be a clogged duct?
take a little of the leftover milk and spread it around the nipple and let it air dry... breast milk has a lot of healing factors... Hope you feel better!!
as I dont have kids already and really have never been around babies much. I am trying to pick out a breast pump and the range is so big in price and function...I'm looking for advice from some experienced moms on manual vs. automatics, what brands (i.e. are those $400 ones a must have and worh it, or will something less expensive be just as good). I mean, you could go bankrupt trying to get all of this stuff! Thanks in advance for your help.
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