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GONE!! *KatteyBug* Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Madison, AL, United States 2234 posts
21st Mar '13

GONE!!!!!!!

endless possibilities Due November 7; 6 kids; Tacoma, Washington 40890 posts
21st Mar '13

pumping will make you produce more milk, so if you want to have a freezer stash, it's good to pump. It's a supply and demand system so the more you remove from your breasts, the more you will make.

Sara Go 1 child; San Diego, California 866 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting endless possibilities:" pumping will make you produce more milk, so if you want to have a freezer stash, it's good to pump. It's a supply and demand system so the more you remove from your breasts, the more you will make. "

This. And I would usually pump after BFing and only for like 10-15 minutes.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
21st Mar '13

You will make more milk

*KatteyBug* Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Madison, AL, United States 2234 posts
21st Mar '13

Okay thank you ladies!!

endless possibilities Due November 7; 6 kids; Tacoma, Washington 40890 posts
21st Mar '13

Honestly, I pumped with every baby just to ensure that I had enough milk and ended up with huge freezer stashes. I also ended up with oversupply and mastitis and a too strong let down reflex every time. So with my new baby, I decided not to pump and to just let my supply regulate to what he actually needs. Big mistake on my part because now I'm pregnant and my milk is drying up and I don't have any milk stored up so he has to be supplemented with formula (supply and demand can't make up for the different hormones). So I recommend pumping at least once a day, in the morning, from birth, but not more than that unless you have a specific reason to do it like you really need to increase your supply