I was getting up to 8 ounces when I pumped and now it's down to 2. I did spend a night without my baby camping with my 8 year old and oumped twicw but since then I get maybe 2 ounces. Is it gone for good? CAn I get it back?
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Teresa - posted on 05/14/2012
I can see that because when I feed him he even backs up from the breast when he's finished. I am now up to 4 ounces and pumping extra for more, Plus I went part time at work so now i can feed him as often as he wants so hopefully that will help increase my supply.
Happy - posted on 05/12/2012
What you get from pumping is never an adequate indication of the amount of your supply. Unless you are pumping for work, I really wouldn't worry about it. Just keep putting baby to breast. Even though you may only be pumping 2 oz baby is most likely getting all he needs if he is satisfied and make enough wet/dirty diapers.
If you need to pump because of work, try pumping one breast while nursing on the other. Babies are MUCH better at stimulating your breast than a cold icky pump.