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April 16th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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if I notice that he has gone awhile between feedings I'll pump about an ounce out to try and avoid my overactive letdown, by doing that am I depriving him of foremilk??? how much is actually foremilk?
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April 16th, 2008, 11:40 AM
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What youre doing should be fine Most of the milk you produce is actually produced during the nursing session, so you shouldnt be depriving him of any - especially if youre only pumping just enough to ease the let down for him or to relieve engorgement. Of course just be careful you dont pump too much - it can increase your supply rather rapidly & end up making hte letdown worse but if youre just pumping a little that shouldnt be a concern

As for how much is foremilk - it varies. Your body balances the ratio of foremilk/hindmilk based on the needs of your baby. If you were to let the little bit that you pump off sit in the fridge, youll notice it seperate. Youll also notice that if you pumped a full 20 mins, and got more, it would also seperate but there would be far more of the fatty (hind) milk that rises to the top.

I wouldnt worry too much, though. Sounds like youre doing the right thing, and if you have any worries about it you could always let baby latch on then when you feel the let down take him off, use a burp cloth to catch the spray during the letdown & once it eases up relatch baby back on. He may not like being interrupted of course lol.

It all seems to work itself out though - this wont be an issue for forever. With time, baby will adjust, your let down will ease up, and youll be able to nurse without thinking twice about it

Lala..
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