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what sort of pump do you have? are you pumping both sides at once? lots of people find that works better for them. Also - some have much more success if they're able to pump while BF'ing ... make use of the letdown that you get from baby. You might need Dad's help to coordinate that!!
Alternatively - try hand expressing. There's a post (in the tips and tricks sticky I think) that explains how to do it.
BF'ing (and therefore pumping) is all about supply and demand. The more you feed, the more your body will make so the key is to just keep doing it. Your breasts will never fully empty and your body can make milk on demand so you don't need to wait between feeding and pumping.
Are you eating lots and drinking so much water you feel like a fish? that's also really important. Every time you feed you should have a glass of water and then plenty in between too. You know you're getting enough when you have to pee constantly.
Otherwise your body naturally makes the most milk (because of hormones) in the early morning so if you can pump in the morning it might help.
I agree that the most milk I get is always sometime between 3-6 AM. It sucks to stay awake after you do the night feeding when your body just wants to go back to bed, but I always get MUCH more milk then, so I am not willing to give it up when I need the milk.
__________________ "If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand lead me and Thy right hand shall guide me."
Most women get the most milk in the mornings (my first pumping at work was usually equal or more than my other two combined), but some have better results other times of the day. Keep pumping consistently and after a few days you should see results.