Improve Your Milk Supply While Pumping

 

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Power pumping can produce similar results. The idea is to pump more frequently within a set time frame each day so that your body increases its milk supply naturally. Other ways to increase milk. Increase Your Milk Supply Tip #9 Try Power Pumping To increase your supply, try power pumping. This means you pump for ten minutes, take a ten minute break, pump again, take a break and pump one last time.

Do this three times a day for two days and you should see a noticeable increase in your milk supply. How to Successfully Increase Supply by Pumping. Use the Right Breast Pump.

Use a hospital-grade pump or a high-quality electric breast pump. A pump that’s operated by hand or a small electric Use the Pump Correctly. Prepare Before. Here are a few things you can do to recover your milk supply after illness. Get back on your pumping schedule and stick to it as much as possible.

It may take a few days to a few weeks to see an increase, but the consistency should help. Do breast compressions. Breast compressions push the milk out of your milk ducts, helping you get as much.

Some women see a dip in breast milk supply around the time that they re-start their monthly periods, but increasing your number of daily pumping sessions during this time can help avoid decreased breast milk supply. When pumping to increase milk supply, to ensure that the pump removes an optimum amount of milk from the breast, keep pumping for 2-5 minutes after the last drops of milk. However, adding even a short pumping session (increasing frequency but perhaps not removing milk thoroughly) is helpful.

If your baby is not latching at all in the early days or weeks you will need to pump as often as your baby would be breastfeeding to build a full milk supply. Aim for at least eight to ten pumping sessions per day; try not to go more than two hours in the day and four hours at night without pumping. When pumping to increase milk supply, it’s recommended that you (double) pump for at least 15 minutes; to ensure that the pump removes an optimum amount of milk from the breast, keep pumping for 2-5 minutes after the last drops of milk. Feed your baby from your breast whenever you can. Get plenty of sleep, and eat a healthy diet.

Pump or express your milk. Pumping or expressing milk frequently between nursing sessions, and consistently when you’re away from your baby, can help build your milk supply. Tips to increase breast milk supply when pumping Beyond choosing the right breast pump, there are other ways moms can improve a low milk supply while pumping such as increasing pumping frequency, hydrating and eating well, having skin-to-skin contact with baby and creating a comfortable pumping environment.

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Another weaning strategy is to stop pumping before you get as much milk as usual.

“Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers” by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jack Newman
from Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jack Newman
New Harbinger Publications, 2010

Each breast should be pumped every 2 to 4 hours, preferably with a double pumping system to enhance milk supply.133,150 Mothers should increase pumping

“Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care E-Book” by Sandra Lee Gardner, Brian S. Carter, Mary I Enzman-Hines, Jacinto A. Hernandez
from Merenstein & Gardner’s Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care E-Book
by Sandra Lee Gardner, Brian S. Carter, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Encouragement of a regular pumping and manual hand-expression regimen (8 times in 24 hr) promotes the best milk supply.

“All-In-One Care Planning Resource E-Book” by Pamela L. Swearingen
from All-In-One Care Planning Resource E-Book
by Pamela L. Swearingen
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Once you have established a generous milk supply—at least 24 ounces per day—you might invest in your own personal-use pump, such as Hygeia’s EnJoye, Medela’s Pump in Style, or the Calypso pump.

“The Nursing Mother's Companion, 7th Edition, with New Illustrations: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning” by Kathleen Huggins
from The Nursing Mother’s Companion, 7th Edition, with New Illustrations: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning
by Kathleen Huggins
Harvard Common Press, 2017

Taking a hot shower or using warm wet compresses on the breast just before pumping or hand-expressing may also help the milk flow more easily.

“The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition” by La Leche League International
from The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition
by La Leche League International
Random House Publishing Group, 2010

If you want to increase your milk supply, try massaging, then pumping for several minutes, massaging again, then pumping again.

“Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding: From the Nation's Leading Midwife” by Ina May Gaskin
from Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding: From the Nation’s Leading Midwife
by Ina May Gaskin
Random House Publishing Group, 2009

My milk supply was reduced already due to the infrequency with which I had been able to pump.

“Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For” by Susan Rice
from Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For
by Susan Rice
Simon & Schuster, 2019

Longer pumping sessions do not increase milk yield, though the mother can increase volume by pumping more frequently throughout the 24 hours.

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
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by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

Timing pumping sessions may also help, particularly if some women find it difficult to obtain much milk immediately after the baby has fed.

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

Pumping instructions should specify to continue pumping for 2 minutes after both breasts have stopped flowing to ensure the nondominant breast is adequately drained (Hill, Aldag, Zinaman, & Chatterton, 2007).

“Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician” by Marsha Walker
from Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician
by Marsha Walker
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

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  • Definitely this won’t work for everyone. Every woman is different and not everyone is able to produce milk. I tried everything and was not able to pump more than 6-8ml a day. What I want to say is, if you try all of this and still are not able to produce milk, do not get frustrated. You are not alone. Don’t feel too bad for having to supplement with formula, thank goodness we have that option in this age and time.

  • This video was very helpful! Can’t wait to try these methods this time around.. due in July with my second baby girl and hoping to produce more than the 2-3 oz on each side that I would get previously!

  • How much of the electrolyte do you drink in a day? Do you just have one glass of electrolyte water and then normal water the rest of the day or do you add the electrolyte powder to the whole gallon of water?

  • Can you make a video for pumping and going back to work�� I got a stay at home job but after baby is here I wanna know how to juggle pumping and working ��

  • Can u plz tell how can I reattract my baby to my 3.5 months old baby he’s away from breast for almost 1.5 months even bfr he was not v fond off as I hv v less supply n he was not latching and I had c section and it was even not second month I slipped from stairs n hit my hand badly n whole body hurting badly n I m still having splint on

  • My baby wasnt able to latch either due to some problems with me and the hospital would not help me. And i was devistated. I wanted to give him milk. I pumped and gave him colostrum but it wasnt enough:( and he has problems with formula. It really hurts as a parent when you can not feed your child as nature intended. Ha tears in my eyes as i write this. ��

  • Impressive stash, Abby!!! I never got that great at pumping. I am happy to say due to Covid-19 I lost my job and I become a stay at home mother. Now I stopped pumping and I feed on demand. My daughter’s name is Six Victoria she will be 1 this year and how do I wean her off the boob?

  • I love the tips in this video, I am trying to pump diligently for my daughter in the nicu. I found it interesting about switching up your pumps and then how the hand pump increased you milk supply, and good to know the vitamins to keep up on

  • You don’t want to squeeze or pull on your breasts. That can lead to complications. You simply want to support it while you bring baby’s face to the breast not vice versa.

  • Do i need to feed my baby then pump or pump then feed so i can over load
    Cuz my baby is 12 days old she drinks every 2 hours how can i save and increase if i keep pumping 60ml every time i pump and she drinks it all i dont breastfeeding directly from my breast cuz my baby have issues with sucking any tip please

  • Thank you so much for all the information and all the links below. My baby is allergic to formula. I have no choice but pumping. Your video helped me so much.

  • Wow I could have used this when I was pumping for my twins! Towards the end I had a very hard time keeping a supply stocked! I definitely agree that oatmeal was one of my biggest helps, the all natural rolled oats with flax and brown sugar was my go to! I never heard about switching up the pump, I only used my spectra, maybe a different pump would have helped a lot. I’m glad you told what you do with your hand pump, I hated using it, but I will definitely try your method with holding it down until the milk stops. Great tips!

  • Hi Abby! I want to build up a stash and I am following your 2 hour feed then pump rule! My son is a week old. Does the amount you pump start to increase as the weeks go?
    Can I start exclusively pumping once I have a large stash? So he will just take a bottle and I will always pump when he takes the bottle? Is that what you did after 2 months?

  • For some reason my milk didnt last long in the freezer. I found after 2 weeks in the freezer, after defrosting it doesn’t have the same taste. Even my baby realized that it had a freezer bite taste. Why you may think this is?

  • Omg I needed this video sooooo bad. My first child I ran out of milk after 2 months.My second child I ran out after 3 months. I felt so bad,frustrated,and defeated.But it goes back to not knowing any better. I have gotten sooo much advice from other moms and you are up there with top youtube moms giving me advice on this topic. Now pregnant with our 3rd child I feel so prepared, happy, and excited to start and have a breast milk supply. Thank you sooo for the advice.

  • My baby is 3 weeks I was about to give up completely on breastfeeding. I will try pumping often. Coz at the moment I can only pump 10ml per breast ����

  • I wish I would’ve seen this before giving birth, you gave alot of great info! ���� At 8wkspp I’ve already done a few things wrong �� but idk guess trying to give it my last shot….

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  • NEEDED this!!!! I get about 10 extra ounces a day & it’s been going up and up and filling my freezer makes me so happy!!:) love being able to give my sweet girl liquid gold!

  • Can you please do a video on manual pumps? I tried 2 different manual pumps with my 1st baby and didn’t have a good experience nor was able to effectively empty.

  • Guys remember that your breast milk changes as your baby grows. Thats the beauty of it. So after 3 months your nutrients have changed, and perhaps stored milk won’t satisfy certain nutrients for baby after 3 months from day pumped.

  • How do you know when your breasts are empty though? I struggled with mastitis several times my first pregnancy and it scared me away from breastfeeding. I’m due in February and I’m just wanting to educate myself ahead of time! Thank you. ♥️

  • My baby don’t latch on my beast, so I pump. But my milk supply is low, what can I do to get more milk. She stop breastfeeding in two weeks from the hospital.

  • With regards to the willow pump, I got it so I can pump hands free after breastfeeding to increase supply. But turns out it’s not really helpful for that. It does not switch to expression mode until there is good flow of milk, which never happens in my case because my supply is low. So it just keep on going on stimulation mode. But with my medela swing maxi I can switch manually to expression mode. Do you have any tips for how to hack willow to go to expression mode because that will help me.

  • My baby is almost 2 months and I’m going to start breastfeeding now by just pumping. I tried when she was born but I barely had any milk she would get frustrated and cry so I stopped. I tried to pump for a week or two and only got 2 oz everyday after pumping 5-6 times a day it sucked!! Any other advice?

  • You seem lovely thanks for the tips!
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  • My baby is 2 months old and I make about 34oz a day. I am always pumping every 3 hours and I just got over mastitis. I thought I wasn’t making enough milk but i am making enough to feed him and put some away. I do eat oatmeal 2-3 times a week. I switch between my lansioh electric pump, lansioh hand pump, and ameda electric pump. I use it as a single pump while I have a haakaa on the other boob

  • I only pump 2oz each session.. That’s nothing compared to this. I just started letting her latch but she does drink formula as well.. idk how to increase my supply. I was exclusively pumping but it’s so time consuming..

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  • I had watched 100’s of pumping videos but you’re the best of all definitely �� because you have made the video being so so cheerful ❤️ even i smiled several times during the video. Thank you for the information so simply explained.

  • Those happened to me in the hospital, so much pain���� the second day and no nurse or doctor said anything but gave me a silicone for my nipples which did not help then they gave me pump so that I can heal ��thanks for your video, this time around I will watch out and know what to do, 4 months I stopped bc of stress not enough milk.

  • Do you think I could increase my supply enough to feed another babe. I currently pump 20oz a day ontop of ebf. I need to increase my milk atleast 10oz a day. I pump 3 times a day right now

  • I had to triple feed like this because my baby was jaundice. It was so exhausting that I went to exclusive pumping to give myself a break. Then we transitioned back to nursing. Now we do a little of both. I have a stash of like 400 oz, but I would NOT suggest triple feeding for a long term at all. It was dangerously exhausting, This is a short term routine.

  • You said start pumping day 3.. so what did you do in the hospital, I mean don’t they get you to breastfeed once the baby is born, or did u do formula?

  • Where you get the cup from? ����Too crazy of all the comparisons we have…married with 2 girls and 3rd a boy. We have the same name (same spelling too) n my husband wanted to name our son middle name Sevyn or Seven as well. Too crazy lol new subbie btw ����

  • If you want to increase your milk supply eat salmon.You’ll see a big increase and your breasts will feel full.
    This is based on my personal experience.
    I’m exclusively breastfeeding, when I feel a decrease in my milk supply I eat salmon.

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  • I’ve only ever pumped 2 oz from each side with my boys. But i had a crummy pump. This is amazing the human body is so beautiful. My oldest son was tounge tied and was missed so i couldn’t nurse him i tried pumping with the large blue beast from WIC but that monster tore me to pieces. Thank you for being so honest and helpful. I so understand a brutal journey. I have heart failure now from my last baby and i have sooo many fears about literally EVERYTHING this time. What if my heart gives out, what if im rushed away and can’t be with her to nurse right away or pump.

  • I don’t eat meat, so I will have to up my veggie/nuts for protein? I don’t eat tofu, mushrooms. I can’t have dairy but maybe a tablespoon of cheese. No milk at all, I eat coconut milk yogurt dairy free.

  • This whole video is how to do it from the beginning lol. I started when my son was first born and I stopped for like two weeks or so and now I’m not pumping as much as I was and I’m not sure how to build my supply he’s 7 weeks so if you could give more information for a month + old on how to build supply

  • I am sorry but people make breastfeeding complicated just eat what ever you eat drink your water milk will flow like crazy simple.

  • Also i did this trick in the beginning to help build my freezer stash…I pumped all day making sure to always keep 8-9 ready to grab breast milk bottles in the refrigerator at all times. I have a cutoff time for pumping at 10:30p…if baby gets hungry at night, I will make a formula bottle…then in the morning at 8a for my first pump session I will pump 17oz or more because my breasts are so full from the night before but this takes me 45 minutes to get all the milk out….this helps me get a jump start on making refrigerator bottles for the day and any extra breast milk will go into my freezer…I did this for 1-2 weeks to help build my supply….keep in mind I’m storing away in my freezer any breast milk that exceeds the amount I keep in my refrigerator (8-9 breast milk bottles are stored in my refrigerator at all times)…so this method has helped me basically get ahead…NOW at night I breastfeed if baby is hungry…no more formula, that was only used for about 1 week, because I’m now able to pump 44-50oz a day and store at least 18-24oz in the freezer a day. My first pump is 45 minutes and then every pump after that is for 30 minutes. I also breastfeed on demand, my baby eats a lot, so sometimes I have to breastfeed in between feedings to help her go down for a nap. Also I’m only pumping 5 times a day, every 3 hours, for 30 minutes (except first pump for 45 minutes)…always pump until breast are empty and for an additional 5 minutes to trick body that baby is starving for more…I hope this isn’t confusing, best of luck ����

  • I have low milk supply from the beginning. Baby was not gaining enough weight. I started pumping 8 times a day for straight 3 weeks but still I was able able to produce only 18 oz to 19 oz a day in total. I’m healthy person and I don’t have any health issues. I believe some ppl will have low milk supply regardless of whatever they do

  • Hello. I feel you. I am a first time mom and I was so traumatized by birth I didn’t even try to make my baby latch right away. I didn’t know better. Now he cries when I put him on breast. I am exclusively pumping now. I am debating to get spectra S1 vs willow? Which one would you suggest. I have been using the evenflo electric pump and that sucks. Please guide if the willow is worth it? All I see is spectra reviews and not willow. It would be nice not to be stuck to a machine and get my life back. My baby cries all night because formula makes him bloated.

  • Wow I have made a lot of mistakes with my 1st child unfortunately around 8 months I had to switch to formula but I am so glad I watched this video because I am pregnant with my 2nd child and I want to be able to feed him breast milk till hes at least 2 years old if I can do it longer probably till hes 3

  • I’m 4 months too late:( my supply was good, I only work 2-3 days a week. My supply would only last those 2 or 3 days. But recently, I’m starting to notice my baby gets frustrated while feeding, and I’m only pumping about an ounce every 2 hours. Idk why my milk dropped all of a sudden but I wished I watched this when my baby was a newborn:c if anyone has tips on making more milk please let me know:-) I don’t want to switch to formula yet, not for a long time.

  • Hi Soror! I am a new Mom and exclusively pumping for my baby! Power pumping really helped me. I currently have an oversupply. I pump about 50-63 oz a day. My supply seems to keep going up. I also drink body armor every couple days. I look forward to seeing more about your journey!

  • Hi to hero Mommy.. I would like to ask about relactation with more milk.. is that possible to produce breastmilk almost after one and a half year..? toddler of my sister gets too skinny and paediatric suggests her own breast milk for her kid’s betterment. It will be so pleasure if You gonna help.. She has hakka pump.. I am waiting for your reply..��

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  • Hai abby just wanna know one thing. I did nothing in the first 2 months like pumping or taking supplements. I just fed my baby directly but she won’t suck for more than 10 minutes and i was also giving her formula milk as she had lost weight in the first week of her birth due to poor latch. So now this is the third month i have started pumping and feeding her every now and then and reduced the formula milk to 60 ml. And i have also started to take a supplement called lactare. So i just wanna know is it possible to double my milk supply in the third month with pumping, feeding and with supplements? Please give some suggestions

  • hey,i’m a mother of 2&a half month baby in starting she was unable to latch milk…after that my milk flow slowed bcoz of that she is on formula now..as my milk supply is less…now is it possible for me to produce milk…yet i haven’t used any pump…please help me out

  • Sometimes herbal supplements have the opposite effect on your body and may actually hurt your supply. I only add oatmeal to my daily diet, massage while pumping, use both flanges and the letdown mode as often as needed. Massaging helps loosen up the milk in your ducts while pumping which leads to more milk production. Exclusively pumping here and pumping just over 70 ounces at 8 weeks postpartum. With my last baby, it went down to mid 60s after dropping the overnight/motn pump session. Oh, I also rub my breasts or hold my baby close to my chest between sessions to stimulate your nipples. I can feel it working because it causes a light stinging sensation. Hope this helps.

  • Are you just taking the Goats rue or are you still taking the Fenugreek along with the Goats rue. I have just placed my order, cant wait to start and get more milk. I have tried everything possible with just a little luck. I hope this helps me. Thanks.

  • I’m exclusively pumping with willow pump. I do it every 2 hours. I need tips as I want to fill the container but i get at most 2 oz out of a breast.

  • I’m an exclusive pumper also, I have milk stored in the freezer. When It’s time for my son to eat do I feed him the freezer milk ( that I put in the fridge hours before) or pump more?

  • Can I still increase milk supply at 6 weeks pp? Also, how do I know my baby is getting enough milk? I feel like for this first month she eats all day on me. I am trying to build my supply.

  • Hi! I love your videos.

    Can you please tell me if I can still relactate with my situation? I was an over supplier with 40-45oz in a 24hr period, from my baby’s 2nd month till her 5th. My milk started to decrease on her 6th month because I got sick and I was adjusting with my work schedule. It decreased up 20-24oz a day. Now, I’ve been trying to pump every 2 hours to regain my supply and now she’s on her 8th month. And still with the same output. Is there still a chance of increasing or should I just accept it? Thanks!

  • Pinching your breast down like a sandwich and forcing into babies mouth is not how to get a proper latch but it is what alot of moms are told

  • This is SO helpful. I ordered some of the electrolyte powder and I absolutely love it! Much less calories than sugary sports drinks. Thanks Mommy Shark! ��

  • I’m sorry but I definitely wouldn’t want my husband sucking my breast to help encourage a let down. A lot of moms will give breastmilk to everyone in their family’s it’s just out of my comfort zone. I’ll give to my baby and toddler that’s it. You can also hand express to encourage this let down which not every mom feels. Do what works best for you this is just something I personally won’t do. Also be cautious with pumping or you can get a heavy let down or over supply which can lead to mastitis and the baby refusing to latch because your producing to much at a time for the baby to keep up with ( I experienced this). What one mom does may work for them and not you and that’s okay. If you’re wanting a stash without pumping you can use a hakkaa while nursing to collect milk it’s very easy.

  • Was your pump covered by insurance or was there one similar maybe? I am trying to fin a pump that I actually like or that will do a better job at drawing the milk out as I don’t react to pumps very well:/ but the pump listed is pretty pricey atleast for me. Any tips?

  • 3 oz total each pumping session is normal if ur pumping every 2 hours a baby should be eating 1oz to 1.5 oz. Per hour the haaka did nothing for me neither lol fenugreek is known to lower supply and it can make ur baby belly upset and diarrhea and vomiting in baby and mom I avoid it like the plague it’s a really old outdated recommendation and ppl with PCOS or any hormone issue or insulin issue makes the side effects so much worse I love body armour cause I’m not a water drinker I see it I tell it to go away lol goat rue is always my go to I have insulin resistance and it’s so good for that too I also love anything with ginger I get a temporary boost I’ve never heard of pairing it with fenugreek but I came into the scene right when they made the link between it and low supply in women especially those with hormonal issues so that’s probably why if I had to guess

  • I am not an exclusive pumper, however, my baby did not latch very well at first. Her latch slowly got better over 8 weeks and now is a pro. I exclusively breastfed the last month of maternity leave and only pumped once a day to build a supply. I had to pump/ refeed the first month and the second month had to pump to maintain supply up for her but she did not require much supplementation. I was pumping at least 6-8 x/ day along with breastfeeding and slowly got down to 4-5x/ day and then 1x/ day, again while exclusive breastfeeding.

    I have now returned to work and having to work out pumping at work, along with breastfeeding before and after work and sometimes during the night either breastfeeding or pumping to maintain supply. I am currently pumping 20-22oz on days I work but again she is also being breastfeed.

    On days, that I am not working I am adding in pumping sessions to maintain supply as most people have a decline in supply once they return to work, also to have enough in hand for my husband to feed her at work. She eats 16-20oz while I am at work.

    I work in a busy cardiac ICU unit and unfortunately recently was so busy that I did not pump for 6 hrs ended up with a huge baseball sized clogged duct. I did so much massage/ hot showers/ compress with no evail. The baby is the best clog buster! She was tongue tied, lip tied, buccal tied and SGA, hence why she did not latch at first. We had the ties fixed and she latches perfectly now.

    I have ordered the Willow so I can pump at work easier on days I am very busy and can’t get coverage to go to the lactation room. I am fortunate though to have access to a hospital grade pump at work and plan to still use the ameda hospital grade in addition to the Willow. I ordered the 24mm based on the website sizing guide using a dime or nickel. Although, I have been pumping with a 27 and 28 phalanges with the ameda hospital grade and Spectra. More comfortable for me but I think I might need to pump at a higher suction as it might be too big now. I was really swollen in the beginning, so I am learning your size can change overtime. I am going to try pumping with the 24/ 25mm to see if it is more effective as I am not as swollen as I was.

    At home, I have two pumps, the spectra and Medela. I have used mostly the Spectra but I think I am going to experiment with the Medela after watching the video.

    Here is to hoping the Willow helps me with pumping at work and maintaining supply.
    Most nurses I have talked to had to stop breastfeeding/ pumping at 6 months as they could not get coverage enough during their shift and their supply dropped.

  • My baby was early 34 week and she a month and still cant get bood in her mouth still and i pump every hour and i still not getting a lot

  • Hello, I’m trying so hard to keep my baby breastfeeding. I was breastfeeding him but when he was one week old I had to be hospitalized due to a kidney infection. And worse part is we just started quarantine so i couldn’t bf him and no one could pick up my breast milk. I went home after 8 days:( and have been trying my very hardest to bf him. He always looks away and fights me. He would eventually latch on but then give up within 5 minutes and fight me again but now he doesn’t want to latch on no more ��I have tried to pump and just give him that but I don’t have much supply. I barley get an oz now. What’s your advice or thoughts on increasing my milk supply? Thank you ❤️

  • Changing up pumps I’ve heard you mention a few times and I think that makes total sense. This is why I hope so bad i can get a wearable this baby. I do have a manual, somewhere lol I think it was a lantosh and I’m not sure I had very good luck with it, but I’ll try it again for sure!

  • Please save me i want my 1 week old son to be full longer and i feel breast milk seems to help hes not hungry as fast but my supply is low

  • Ok I understand that some women pump because they need to go back to work and they want their babies to still have breast milk, beside work I don’t understand the idea of pumping milk just to have a break from breastfeeding or to sleep.
    Pumping is more depressing and personally I enjoy breastfeeding my baby so why not offering the breast directly when you can??!!

  • Did you stop pumping? Do you get headaches if you stop pumping? Has your supply gone down? Are your hormones are out of balance and you’re gaining weight?
    All of this happened to me when I stopped breastfeeding at the 1 year mark with my middle child.
    My third child is almost 8 months old. I plan to continue to breastfeed as long as possible, to avoid the weight gain headaches and hormonal imbalance.

  • Ik I may sound dumb but I really need to know so if I pumping and I only get a Oz of milk do you think I should just store that milk or should I sit it in the fridge and once I’m ready to pump again continue to use the oz of milk

  • Props to you for exclusively pumping! I had to for only 3 days because my little had trouble latching at first but thank god he got the hang of it, and it was the most stressful thing ever. Id be trying to hold hin and pump at the same time, stressing out about finding time to punp so he could eat. I was so close to breaking down.

  • Ugh, I wish I could build my supply, I try and pump every hours and I can only get 2oz out of each breast. Is that normal? How can get more?

  • I have a three week old that was delivered three weeks early via c section and just now getting in milk. I try my best to pump every two hours when he feeds but at night its the hardest. He is current bottle feed formula as my milk just came in at what point should I start giving him my milk as of right now I only produce 2oz a day from both breast, how do I build my stash so all he eats is breast milk?

  • Hey thank you so much for this informative video. I have the same pump and was curious on what settings you use it at. I feel like the pump doesn’t get all my milk out and sometimes I have to hand express.

  • Can you tell me did your second one latch or when you say “exclusive pumping” does that mean you are bottle feeding the breast milk? I am just curious….

  • Thank you for the video but i have a question please.. my baby doesn’t wanna brest feed at all so i pump my milk and then give it to her.
    Now all of a sudden my milk supply decreased to more than 50% is ther any hope it can increase again if I do what i have to do or that’s it their is no more hope for that?
    She is 1 month old. Thank you

  • My baby likes to cuddle after breastfeeding and if we don’t he gets super fussy and wants to immediately be on my breast again. How can I pump after feedings when he’s like this

  • Okay my baby is 6 months and my freezer supply is very low and I’m back to work which makes it hard to pump every 2-3 hours. What can i do increase my supply?

  • I just want to clarify.. I am not a lactation consultant! All of this information is from personal experience. Yes, having an over supply can cause mastitis, however I never got it. I wanted an oversupply so I could pump and store it in my freezer for when I went back to work. If you have an oversupply and are trying to get it back to normal, I would suggest slowly decreasing how often you pump. Don’t decrease an extreme amount because that will cause mastitis, but if you gradually decrease it’ll tell your body it doesn’t need to produce so much milk. ��

  • i have not pumped in 3 days. i was having a difficult time trying to find the time (i usually just pumped once or twice a day) and baby not staying latched was making me depressed. i took a break from pumping. its been 3 days since. is it too late for me to rebuild milk supply? i pumped earlier and unfortunately i only got an ounce total after 20 minutes. i really wanna be able to store breastmilk.

  • These videos help me so much, from good advice about pumps and pumping, to potty training my little guy who doesn’t talk yet ��
    I have a 5 year old, I have a 2 year old and a 2 month old that I am breast feeding and pumping for. I love watching your videos and my fiancé makes fun of me for always watching them lol. You are AMAZING.

  • I had a question. Are you offering both breast to baby when feeding? If the baby only feeds from one side, do you pump both breast or just the breast that the baby didn’t feed from?

  • Can you get back to breastfeeding after 2 weeks of stopping. My milk supply was very low 1 oz. I kinda gave up, I still see some milk I really want to get back at breastfeeding my baby won’t latch anymore she did the first week she was born. After that I pump but I don’t get enough��

  • Hi I am a new mom and my baby was introduced too quickly with formula. I am trying to pump my milk but I can’t get more than 10mls per pump any advise on what to do?

  • Thanks for the useful information. I didn’t get the letdown thing. I mean I didn’t understand it. When my 9 weeks old latch for more than 20 min, my nipple starts hurting but if I let it happen then i don’t feel that pain.is that letdown?

  • Add heat to your breast on the top of the breast when you feel like milk is stuck it’ll relax the muscles and ducts and it’ll all start pouring out trust me it worked great for me

  • I was an oversupplier with my first with just the tip of pump every 2-3 hours alone. But I was an EP so I really want to BF this time. Do you have any videos on how to have an oversupply (so i can donate again) AND nurse on demand without causing milk imbalances with the baby? That would be so helpful!

  • My baby is 3 months old. I feel like she isn’t getting enough and I lost my supply in my left boob. Is it too late too increase my production?

  • Been making like a bottle and half an day ����.So proceeding to write down and really will get a second pump to help with the process wish I knew all of this the first go around.

  • And it was very v painful when he was in my hand all the time n screamingbin breast Bcs I was not able to hold him in comfortable position

  • I recently bought the elvie pump. Before using it i was getting 4 to 5 ounces per pumping with my medela. I have been using the elvie and medela both for past week and half and my supplies has dropped and its becoming painful to pump. I think I am putting the elvie on properly I put on in the mirror to get correct alignment. I have ordered the electrolyte powder you suggested and drink lots of water. Is there anything else I could try to help increase my supply?

  • My baby is two months old and I can barely make 7 to 8 oz a day. But I also breastfeed him. Si he eats at any time he wants and when I want to pump u can because he might want to eat at the same time I should be pumping so it’s hard to pump sometimes. I pump maybe 3 to 4 times a day an use a hakaa when I’m nursing him and only get about one oz with the hawkaa. I wish I could get like you. The thing is u need my milk to make it 24 cal since he was a premature baby he needs more cal so have to pump and he need to eat about 2 oz if it every 3 hrs so it’s hard for me.

  • Will these tips work as effectively if we’re already almost three months in because I’ve started back at work and I’m barely getting 12oz while I’m pumping at work and it’s just enough for the next day. I really want an over supply for my baby and to possibly donate.

  • Yes I tried all this with my first at 4 months postpartum including pumping every 1.5-2 hours with a medela symphony. Doesn’t work that dramatically. I made 4oz at best a day.

    With my second, I pumped from birth (maybe 6ish hours after my csection, it’s not a huge deal if you have a laggish start before your milk comes in, but the more often you do it from birth the better) every 2-3 hours till empty and took lactation supplements. Yes I made 40+ ounces a day (with a symphony again). You gotta do it during those first 2-3 wks or it’s going to be an uphill battle. It’s pretty futile after 12 wks unfortunately. Just pump religiously every 3 hours during those first 12 wks and you will have an adequate output. After that, you might be able to get away with every 3 hours during day and 4 at night. If your supply dips then just add an extra pump session. Fennugreek made my baby very gassy. I’m not doing it next time unless absolutely necessary.

    I hope I’m as productive with a regular ole’ pump next time bc I can’t afford a hospital grade pump like the first time. I got a symphony through WIC with #2 since I delivered at 32 wks. I’m currently 16 wks and plan on EPing again unless nursing goes without a hitch.

  • I did this with my first and will absolutely not be doing this with my second. I was an overly exhausted new mom trying to do the best for baby. While this information is absolutely accurate (in my opinion) it is not for everyone. Pumping after feeds every two hours and not sleeping almost landed me in a severe depression and over exhaustion. Your baby is only as healthy as the mother you are. Do what’s best for you.

  • I make 20 ounces a day and really want to increase my milk supply so I can save some in my freezer. Oatmeal didn’t work for me. I’m having fenugreek supplements and seen little increase. But I will definitely try changing up the pumps

  • I have four boys (ages 6,5 & twin 4 year olds) and will be welcoming our baby girl in April 2020. I was never able to successfully breast feed any of them for longer than 3 months but this time around, I am SO determined. I’m hoping with the 4 year age gap and my other four being more independent, I can successfully BF for her first year of life. Thank you SO much for all your insight, tips, and tricks!! You are an incredible inspiration for all breast feeding Mamas out there!❤️

  • When I was having problems with my milk production because of stress, one of the things my lactation nurse recommended was Gatorade. I try to drink one once a day and so far I haven’t had any problems. After a few days of trying several things to get my milk supply up I was able to increase it. ����

  • My hospital experience with breast feeding was awful. I begged for a nipple shield, I begged for a pump. I ended up formula feeding in the hospital. I didn’t get to pump until day 4 after he was born. Then when I got home I ended up getting an infection where I had stitches. So it’s the 5th day and I’m making maybe an oz usually less a session. ��

  • I had very small boobies before I had my son. He is a very big baby and wants to eat all the time. I was worried cus my boobs didn’t really grow with pregnancy and I was diagnosed with insufficient glandular tissue. My mom had 7 babies and formula fed all of us so I was determined to breastfeed. I let my baby eat as often as he pleased and my boobs finally grew to accommodate the amount of milk he needed each day! It’s been 7 months since he was born and I now can also pump 5oz per day— not much but it adds up! Breastfeeding is all about supply and demand. The only supplement I take is mother’s milk tea. Don’t give up! If it’s what you truly want for you and your baby, you will find a way to make it work.

  • I tried to increase my milk supply the first month my baby was born and since the first month i have an oversupply. Its soooo bad, i am pumping 2 liter and more sometimes a day. It is so so much more than my baby needs. Currently i live in germany and the local hospitals do not take donated breastmilk. I dont know what to do my freezer is full. No place even for a bag. And i am pouring so much down the drain. I am so worried. Last week i battled with mastitis and i was brave enough to not take antibiotics and at first my supply went like 1/4 but i am slowly going back to 2 liters pfffff its such a bad situation

  • Thank you so much for this video!!!! I am exclusively pumping, and trying to increase my supply for my son! Your tips are amazing and I will be trying them to help as I continue my journey! ��

  • Hi there, thank you so much for this video. I added this video to my baby playlist and finally had the chance to watch it focused while pumping with the pink spectra which I think is S2. Thanks for explaining the flanges sizing for the nipples. I will try that at my next pump.