Breast feeding

Tyquasha - posted on 12/21/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




How many ounces of milk is average every pumping cession ?


Stephanie - posted on 12/22/2013




Hi, Tyquasha! I just thought I would share my experience!
I am exclusively pumping because my baby is unable to breastfeed, and there are several factors that affect how much milk I get in a pumping session: how long it has been since my last pumping session, how long I pump for, and the time of day. I pump for at least a half hour each session and In general I get about an ounce per hour and a little extra; the longer it's been, the more I get. So if it's been 5 hours since pumping I hope to get 6 or more ounces. But my baby is 4.5 months old now! Before I got into my pumping routine it was harder for me to get as much. They say to make sure you relax and eat and drink plenty of fluids. Everyone is different but that's me! If you are new to pumping, or want to increase the amount you get try watching this video from the stanford medical group--it really helped me!
Good luck!

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