Breastfeeding

Adria - posted on 10/08/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm a first time mom. My son is 2 weeks and 3 days. Initially I was overproducing milk and could get 4-6 ounces per breast while pumping and feeding on demand. Just today I've noticed my milk coming in less and only got 2 ounces pumping both breasts together this last pumping session. I'm worried my milk supply is going away or is it just regulating? I do put him to breast most of the time but use a bottle once or twice a day so dad can feed. Should I be worried I'm drying up or should I just keep putting him to breast as often as I can?

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Jodi - posted on 10/08/2015

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Like Dove said, pumping is not really a good indicator. Your milk has probably slowed down because breastfeeding is a supply and demand issue - if your baby is feeding regularly, your breastmilk productions has aligned itself with his needs. At times, he will go through growth spurts and will likely feed more frequently (increase demand) so as to increase the supply.

Dove - posted on 10/08/2015

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Pumping is not a good indicator of supply. Baby is much more efficient at getting the milk out and as long as he is staying hydrated and growing... you're fine.

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