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HOW MUCK MILK SHOULD I BE GETTING WHEN I PUMP???
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danie posted:
I AM A NEW MOM AND I AM BREASTFEEDING MY 5 WEEK OLD SON. I AM ALSO NOW PUMPING...

WHEN I PUMP I DONT KNOW IF I AM GETTING A NORMAL AMMOUNT OF MILK OUT.

COULD ANYONE OFFER ME ANY IDEA OF WHAT IS A NORMAL AMMOUNT OF MILK THAT CAN BE PUMPED IN A DAY?

HOW LONG SHOULD I BE PUMPING FOR?
THANKS FOR ANY HELP WITH THIS...
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sumis responded:
always babies are better than the pump .at 5 weeks your baby can drink most anywhere between 1 to 2 0z
Milk varies different times of the day .


in the mornings iots more and as the day goes on the muilk tends to be thicker and has more fat content
 
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hgreenwood7058 responded:
It really all depends. When I started pumping about the same time you are, I pumped every 2 hours for 15-30 minutes or until no more milk would come out. I use a double pump as well. If you don't have a double pump, you should pump each side. This will give your body a cue to make more milk. The more you pump or nurse the more your body will start to make. I think I would get about 2ounces a side sometimes a little less each time and then as my son got older I made more. My son is now 6 months old and I pump every 4 hours now and get 5-7 ounces per side. Everyone is a little different.


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