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September 9th, 2009, 09:02 PM
cp83's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I know breastfeeding is supply and demand, but I have a silly question...
how much milk should I be making right now ( mine is about 2 oz. when I pump per feeding per breast) (my son is almost 3 weeks old).

will I start making more milk as he gets older?

right now i nurse him every 2-3 hours and I also try to pump in between if I have time.

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September 10th, 2009, 01:47 PM
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Hi there, and welcome to the board!

Pumps are never as good as a baby at getting milk out of your breasts so pumping can never bee a true indication of how much you're producing. It really is supply an demand, and your breasts will start producing more to keep up with your growing baby

Also, it becomes easier to pump as time goes by - it's more difficult in the first few weeks, so you will be able to pump more soon.

As long as your so doesn't seem fussy or hungry still after nursing then you're doing great! And even if he does, he's probably going through one of his many growth spurts

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September 11th, 2009, 09:57 PM
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Thanks for the advice! Pumping is slightly exhuasting right now, but I am trying to follow through with a pump after each feeding to try to increase my supply and to help build my freezer stash for when I have to return to work.

He doesn't ever really seem fussy after feedings, he normally will fall asleep at the end of a feeding, sometimes only after taking one side. I try everything to try to wake him up, tickle his feet, strip him down to his diaper and often nothing works, so I just let him sleep and know that he will be up in a few hours to eat again!

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