after pumping for 15min, the milk stops coming out.If I continue to pump, will it start again?
Yes it should but when I would try to pump for too long it would cause my breasts to be so sore. As some of the others suggested, drink plenty of water and dont' stress. ALSO, I used this trick when I would pump, I recorded by baby crying and talking to me with my cell phone and would listen to that and think of my baby when it was time to pump. I would always have an easier time getting the milk to come that way.
Kelly - posted on 06/06/2011
Your body can make as much milk as there is demand and pumping just doesn't work for everyone. I feed my son on-demand and I fed my daughter for 15 months. The ways I found let down was by holding or stairing at my baby, and if I wasn't near my child I carried a picture with me. Your brains knows that the baby is not right in front of you so you have to go to a quiet and comfortable place cause if you are like me it is all psychological. Sometimes I liked to think about my babies cries too, it really helped me!
Amy - posted on 06/06/2011
Yeah if you stop for a few minutes and then restart the pump you might get another letdown. Like katherine said make sure you're drinking plenty of water and try not to stress too much. Also just remember the pump is not nearly as efficient as your little one, and what you are able to pump is really no indication of supply.
Katherine - posted on 06/06/2011
Yes. I had to pump every 2-3 hours. Drink lots of water and try not to stress. The first week is when you'll notice you don't get as much. Also make sure the pump is fastened correctly, I had made that mistake before.
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