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How can I get more milk when I'm pumping?

Eating & Nutrition   |   Age: 5 weeks 2 days


How can I get more milk when I pump?

Breastfeeding is a skill, and it takes some time to get better at it. Even less instinctive, though, is pumping breast milk to feed to your little one later on. Like breastfeeding, pumping is a skill that can take some time to perfect, and many moms don’t pump as much milk as they’d like when they’re first starting out.

One of the most common questions about pumping is how to make the most of it, and how to get the most milk from it. This is partially because, unlike when you’re nursing, you can see exactly how much milk you’re accumulating when you pump, and partially because even the most advanced models of pumps aren’t quite as good as a well-latched baby at coaxing milk out. Luckily, there are a few pretty common strategies for getting more milk when you pump.

If you’re having trouble producing breast milk when you pump, and you’re not sure how to address the problem, a healthcare provider or lactation consultant may be able to help.

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