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Producing less milk Allison Ricker 1 child; New Hampshire 52 posts
27th Nov '12

My son is 13 days old and at first I was producing a good amount of milk probably around 6oz every time I pumped. The past few days I

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49151 posts
27th Nov '12

pumping no indication of supply. I cant pump but my baby can get what she needs

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
27th Nov '12

Nurse him on the breast on demand is all u can do besides pump more often. Pumping is not as efficient as nursing. That's what typically happens.

Kelly +2 ERF/EH! 18 kids; Valdosta, Georgia 18072 posts
27th Nov '12

The less you BF and the more you FF, the less milk you will make. Drink tons of water.

Flag 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1685 posts
27th Nov '12

Don't suppliment! Your supply is just adjusting to what your baby needs, totally normal. Just stick that baby on those boobies as much as he wants!

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
27th Nov '12

What pump are u using, I exclusivley pumped with all my newborns, and I noticed if I wasn't using a certain pump I wasn't getting all the milk I knew I could get out.



Btw I used an ameda handpump, I was able to get about 10-12 ozs from both breasts

Allison Ricker 1 child; New Hampshire 52 posts
27th Nov '12

When I have him BB he falls asleep after 5min and then he

Allison Ricker 1 child; New Hampshire 52 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" What pump are u using, I exclusivley pumped with all my newborns, and I noticed if I wasn't using a certain ... [snip!] ... getting all the milk I knew I could get out. Btw I used an ameda handpump, I was able to get about 10-12 ozs from both breasts"


I'm using the medela pump

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
27th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allison Ricker:</b>" When I have him BB he falls asleep after 5min and then he

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
27th Nov '12

If you're mostly/entirely pumping, continue pumping for 5-10 minutes after you stop getting milk. But it's normal to not be able to pump more than, or even as much as, your baby needs. Your body's goal is to make enough milk to feed your baby, and that's it. Plus, the pump doesn't get as much out as a baby.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
27th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allison Ricker:</b>" I'm using the medela pump"</blockquote>




How is the suction on it?? I had ameda with my 1st newborn, when I had my 2nd I used avent and it was terrible I went back to ameda when I had my 3rd baby I bf him till he was almost 1yr pumping, its like 30.00 online but it worked really well.

Allison Ricker 1 child; New Hampshire 52 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Allison Ricker:</b>" I'm using the medela pump"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... back to ameda when I had my 3rd baby I bf him till he was almost 1yr pumping, its like 30.00 online but it worked really well."


It seems to work really well!

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
27th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allison Ricker:</b>" It seems to work really well!"</blockquote>




I would put baby on just to get the milk going and if being on puts baby to sleep then just let him sleep, and pump and massage ur breast,



Do u feel the milk come in?

Rachel BeeBee Due February 4 (boy); Houston, Texas 60 posts
27th Nov '12

I would just put baby to breast it is normal for them to fall asleep nursing and at 13 days old you're both still getting used to breast feeding and adding the bottle can make things waaaaay more difficult. Plus he is still getting used to a sleep schedule too. He knows how he needs and being able to pump that much is great for a new mom! Your body is probably making less because it's just regulating, at first your body will make a surplus of milk and adjust from there according to how much your baby eats. IMO lose the pump and keep that baby on the breast!

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49151 posts
27th Nov '12
Quoting Rachel BeeBee:" I would just put baby to breast it is normal for them to fall asleep nursing and at 13 days old you're ... [snip!] ... surplus of milk and adjust from there according to how much your baby eats. IMO lose the pump and keep that baby on the breast!"


this.... I lost all my supply and it was a bitch to get it back.... I lost it because i was rushed to the OR after i delivered her for emergency d and c because i did not deliver her placenta i needed 2 units of blood... Because i needed blood it causes ur supply to be almost not there i had to use the bottle and lucky she didnt get confused but its highly likely they will.