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July 11th, 2013, 03:49 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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I've been complaining about how I.don't have enough milk to feed Eli.
I've been pumping for 34 mins and milk is still coming.
Is this too long to pump or should I keep going untik it stops?
Usually I stop at 20 whether it's still coming or not. I guess this could be a problem?
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July 11th, 2013, 03:56 PM
TeresaV's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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My milk flow slows way down after about 10-15 minutes, so I usually stop there. I can normally get 2-3 ounces per side, depending on how long it's been since she's eaten.

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July 11th, 2013, 04:47 PM
QueenCrafty's Avatar Courtney
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I pump until a few minutes after the milk stops just in case. Sometimes I can get another letdown. As long as milk is coming, I wouldn't stop

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July 11th, 2013, 05:07 PM
TeresaMomTo2Boys's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Because trey has been on another cluster feed due to growth spurt I pump no more than 10 minutes on each side.

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July 11th, 2013, 05:51 PM
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It is recommended that you stop 5 minutes after the last little bit IF you are building supply. If you want to stay constant quit when the flow does. If you want to decrease it pump to desired amount and then quit.

'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!

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July 11th, 2013, 06:02 PM
Madison.Hailey.Zack's Avatar Mom of 2 Girls and a Boy!
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I've been pumping for 20 minutes. I'll get drops at that point still but I still stop. I've noticed I've gone from 2 oz every time down to 1-1 1/2 oz. He normally nurses on one side so I pump the other side.

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July 11th, 2013, 08:17 PM
MamaSkunk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I pump normally for about 20 to 25 minutes. But I usually don't get anything but drops after 15 minutes.

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July 11th, 2013, 09:35 PM
MarylandMama's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I pump 15-20 mins each time. I get milk in spurts. It will come for a while, pause, and then start up again. Maybe this is multiple let downs? I'm not sure what you'd call it. But I would probably continue to get milk like this as long as I kept the pump on. I have never had more than maybe 3 mins with no milk at all coming. If milk is still actively coming with each pull when I was planning on stopping, I wait for a pause and then stop.
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July 12th, 2013, 06:20 AM
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I have one boob that over achieves and the other is lame, only putting out 2 oz at a shot. The other one puts out about 7.

I pump until the milk stops entirely or I fill up the bottle, whatever comes first.

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