no more pumping...

Rebecca - posted on 07/10/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 10 months old and we do very well with nursing, however in the last month I seem to have lost my ability to pump. I was at it over 30 minutes last night and just as long again this morning and only produced

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Allison - posted on 07/12/2009

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Do you still *need* to pump? At about this age with my daughter, I didn't need to pump anymore. She didn't need a bottle during the day because she nursed a lot when I was home from work, at night, and on the weekends. So I stopped pumping, used up my stash that was in the freezer, then just nursed her. She got her very last bottle at 10 months.

Awilda - posted on 07/12/2009

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Quoting Robyn:

I have to use a hospital grade pump at work and I still sometimes will not get much milk. I love the Earth Mama Angel Baby Milkmaid Tea. It helps boost production and tastes pretty good. The Traditional Medicinal's version of Breastmilk tea works too but doesn't taste as good.


 



where can i find this tea?

Randi - posted on 07/12/2009

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When I needed to bring my milk in and my daughter was in the NICU I rented a hospital pump. It really did make a differance. Renting one for a week or two could help you increase your supply. Remember the body only makes what it thinks the baby needs, so continue to pump even when your not getting much and your body will begin to produce more.

Amber - posted on 07/11/2009

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What is your pumping technique? Here is a great link that will help you with speed/suction controls. Changing them appropriately will help with letdowns during pumping... and as someone else suggested... the more you pump the more you will get. ALSO... remember to continue pumping for about 5 minutes after you get the last drip. This will tell your body to make more milk!
http://www.ameda.com/files/pdfs/MBC_MkeM...

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I have to use a hospital grade pump at work and I still sometimes will not get much milk. I love the Earth Mama Angel Baby Milkmaid Tea. It helps boost production and tastes pretty good. The Traditional Medicinal's version of Breastmilk tea works too but doesn't taste as good.

Alaina - posted on 07/10/2009

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How often are you pumping? I didn't pump for two months and when I started again I was getting almost nothing. The more I pumped the more I got. You could also try Fenugreek to boost your milk supply.

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Try pumping while he is nursing on the other side he will help your milk let down make sure you are nice and relaxed

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