How often should i use my breast pump

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Avatar f tn I pumped more than what my baby needed and put it in the storage bag to freeze. It really depends on your boby how often you pump. My nipples use to tingle when I needed to or just start leaking. You will be able to time it and know like you learned and will know your baby. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I had a baby girl at 36 weeks through emergency c section and she weighed under 5 pound and she was not able to latch on my breast, her blood sugar went low and had to be started on bottle. Since then she find it extremely difficult to have milk from my breasts and I have been expressing and I generally pump about 3 -4 times a day. Is that frequency enough and would she be able to latch on my breasts eventually. Are there any problems i continuos bottle feeding?
624083 tn?1369314263 I can only pump once from 8 to 3 and it has DEFINITELY affected my supply =( AND I can only pump for about 10 min. I would pump as much as I could get away with if I were you...My son was 4months when I returned to work and I have slowly watched my pumpings decrease =( He will be 7months at the end of this month. Good luck!
659471 tn?1229459690 m trying to SAVE milk in the breast for night. Should i pump more, or should i pump at all in the morning? When i pump, should i express EVERYTHING from the breast or i can leave some for my next feeding? Please, any advice.
467126 tn?1283144858 Just bought an electric pump , not sure how often I need to pump? But when I do pump , and put the breastmilk in a bottle , I'm scared that my baby won't want my breast Anylonger and get used to only the bottle ! Any suggestions ?
Avatar f tn I am taking fenugreek for my milk supply, and my baby boy nurses really well, every 2 hours......and I use the Medela pump in style double pump......How do I get that extra supply?
317245 tn?1258737545 Ok, so I just started using my pump (pump in style advance). My baby is 3 weeks old. I am really just trying to get a feel for the pump and all of the parts and make sure I have a correct fit before I really start to get serious about pumping for storage for when I return to work. My question is I have large breasts (prob size F or G right now....DDD before baby) but my nipples are on the small side, just slightly larger than a pencil eraser so maybe dime sized.
Avatar f tn A lot of insurances with cover a breast pump. I got the Medela pump in style advanced with my insurance. It was covered 100%. I used the Medela symphony in the hospital, so now I have extra parts.
317245 tn?1258737545 My real question is when should I start pumping and when and how often should I pump. Should I pump after every feed or just a few times a day? Right now he only feeds every 3 hours alternating breasts, so could I just pump the breast he is not eating from for that feed? Any suggestions and ideas would be very much appreciated.
2207301 tn?1340990867 I think just keep nursing him good and after each feeding you just keep pumping after and alot more often it will start to build back up. You only make what you use so if you pump more frequently I would think your body will start producing more? I am still trying to get the hang of things too my daughter is a week old.
Avatar f tn I'm breast feeding but i just started pumping. But I wanted to know how long am I supposed to pump for.
1527830 tn?1329408566 So I have been pumping mostly and giving her breast milk through a bottle which I am ok with since at least she is still getting the breast milk versus formula. I would however like her to latch more though so when we are out and about it would be easier to just feed her versus wondering if I have a bottle pumped. 1. How can I get her to latch more and actually finish a feeding? 2. Will just pumping increase my supply?
Avatar f tn So I've had recent complications with breast pumping. A nurse told me to take a break from pumping for a few days, so I did. I pumped again after that because my breasts had filled up and were hurting. A lot of milk came out. But now, my breast never fill up, and when I pump it's only a little bit of, it barely covers the bottom of the bottle. Am I losing my milk?? Is there a way to get it back?
1936698 tn?1333915193 m gone mostly during the day, so I know will have to use a pump. I guess my question is whether or not when I am home should I feed from my breasts or from the bottle? Would it confuse her if I switched up on her so frequently?
359295 tn?1285952394 I will try the fenugreek tabs. one thing i do is pump more than breast feed. Should i breast feed more often than pump? will that help increase my milk? Breastfeeding two boys is really hard for me and its so much easier to pump and give bottle.
194374 tn?1214476694 I've heard you should use warm/hot tap water to warm bottles. I asked my dr how much to feed also and he said to pump for about 10 to 15 minutes and to feed him as much as he is willing to take. Once he starts seeming uninterested to not force it.
492921 tn?1321289896 I wish that I just knew for certain how often I would need to use a breast pump so I could choose one that was best fitted for my situation. Do I need an occasional pump or a heavy duty use pump? I just don't know. Will I need an electric pump or will a manual pump work? So many questions I just don't have the answer for.
Avatar f tn I plan on expressing only but how often do I need to sterilise my pump? Also I sterilised my bottles and pump last night ready, but how long can they be left unused before they need doing again!
621803 tn?1302888341 m home and once in the middle of the night. I empty the breast that way I produce more. I usually pump her milk the day before but always try to have 1 or 2 extra bottles. I also breastfeed at daycare before I leave her to stimulate the breast more. Make sure you buy a good pump! It's worth spending the extra money on one. I have the Ameda and I'm pretty happy with it. Good luck!
1785035 tn?1314882818 I pump 3 to 4 times a day. From my right breast i can pump about 5-6 ounces almost every time I pump. I around 6-7pm I am having to use my milk from my storage supply because my daughter starts to get frustrated and fussy like there is no milk in my breasts. Is there anything I can do to help myself produce more milk? It just seems like I am nursing my daughter all day long and pumping all day long! I am going back to work in a month and i just don't want to give my daughter formula.
Avatar f tn They were born very early so they are in the NICU. This means that I have no other option but to pump. When I pump, I am only getting 7-8 ounces a day. I have tried an herb called fenugreek and the mother's milk tea. I drink more then enough water and eat like I should. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I do have a hospital grade breast pump and am pumping every 2-3 hours.
Avatar f tn I was told by a store consultant that I should get a breast pump which is about$200-350.. But my friend told me to get a manual one instead since I'll be a stay home mom for a while. I'm not sure which product to add onto our registry. Do you have any advice?
229760 tn?1291467870 so he got use to a bottle very quickly. At best I can pump 3oz at a sitting. My first pump of the day I am lucky enough to get about 9 oz so this gives me a good jump start for the morning feedings. (Side note I am also taking Fenugreek. For about a month Cruz has been eating 3oz. For the last week he has been really cranky so we figured he is needing to eat more. But the problem is I cannot make a 4oz bottle so I am having to add an ounce of formula to each bottle.