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Discussion in 'Year 2018 Mums' started by Ginger Mummy, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. Ginger Mummy

    Ginger Mummy New Member

    Hi Mummies,

    I am 2 weeks postpartum and am breastfeeding my daughter. I direct latch and bottle feed her as well. How much milk is normally pumped out as this time (2 weeks aft labour)? I can only pump out 40ml (sometimes 60ml if there is supply) per session. It takes about 20ish minutes to do so. Is this normal? Or am I supposed to be pumping out more at this time?

    Would appreciate your kind thoughts and comments!
     


  2. gammahedging

    gammahedging Well-Known Member

    Hi hi, how long after latching do u pump? If it's immediately after then it's understaenable.
    U can wait like 1.5hr after latching to let your boobs refill . Then u can pump more. U can also try to change the pump setting back to stimulagion mode to try and get another let down
     
  3. Grace Pan

    Grace Pan New Member

    Hi, I think the milk supply depends on individual..for me I get 50ml-60ml per session, but some of my mummy friends can get 60ml-80ml, so I think your supply is normal, no worries.

    If you want to increase more milk, let your baby latch or pump out milk every 2-3 hours to stimulate your breast to produce more milk. Soups such as papaya soup, fish soup, and chicken essence with vaccaria seed can also help you boost milk supply. Jia you, mummy!!
     
  4. makino88

    makino88 Member

    I'm a second time mom. had blocked ducts so underwent surgery for my left breast after my 1st born. i just delivered a baby girl 8 days ago. this time round i only produced max 40ml on my right breast & 5 to 10ml on my left. Thanks to Medela breast pump for it makes expressing so much easier though its quite depressing that I'm producing so little despite all the soup & herbs for stimulating milk
     

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