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My dd eats about every 2 hours, and I'm not sure when the best time to pump is. If I pump after she eats, I hardly get anything out, and if I try to pump while she's eating, the noise scares her and she pops off. When is a good time to pump so I get more than an oz?
ok I have another question. If I pump after she eats, and then 2 hours later after she eats again, can I add to to what I pumped previously? I'm just wondering if you can add milk together that's been pumped at different times. Sorry if this has already been asked.
I am sorry for not getting to your post sooner. I think one oz is pretty good for a pumping amount. If you were pumping in place of a feeding you would pump a lot more. I used to pump first thing in the morning before my baby got up. This didn't always work because sometimes she woke up before me. But most women have a better supply in the morning. Your body is not used to making the extra milk yet. Get in a routine of pumpinig every day and you will start to make more. I normally pumped before I fed my baby because if you try to pump after you won't make as much. I also pumped while nursing but you said that wasn't working for you. If you can get that mastered that would be the easiest way to do it.
As for storing milk from different pumping sessions, you can do this but you will want to chill them first. What I did was took my breast milk and kept it in the fridge and the end of the day I would combine them and date them. If you combine milk from the day before date your bags as the older date that way you don't have problems with spoilage.
I agree with what Patty said, but you cant add to frozen milk. If you have a container of frozen dont put fresh milk in because it can cause some of the frozen milk to thaw, and then if it refreezes you have a problem. (you cant refreeze the milk)