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    how much do you get on average? i got about 2 oz. today pumping for the first time.
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    The most I EVER got pumping at one time was 3 oz TOTAL(combined from each side)
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    With all 4, I was getting about 4oz from each side. But I bottle fed breastmilk with all of them. So all I was doing was pumping.
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    thats about normal right now...u have to "learn" to pump the same as u have to "learn" to breastfeed...and baby is MUCH MORE efficient at getting milk than a pump.

    Its hard to relax enough to get a good letdown the first few times with a pump. It will get easier.

    If u feel like ur not quite emptied tho...try warm washrags on ur breasts and/or massage
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    thanks. that was from one side because she was getting ready to eat from the other side. those are the recommendations i got was pump from the side dd doesn't eat on that time and switch the next time
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    That sounds about right to only get about 2oz she is only 3 weeks and that is about what she eats when she is feed

    I can now get about 5oz now when I pump from one side
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    i get about 5-8 per side... but if you don't need a huge stash, then don't bother pumping as much as i do... i'm at work, so i have to pump at work every day and my boobs are used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    That sounds about right to only get about 2oz she is only 3 weeks and that is about what she eats when she is feed

    I can now get about 5oz now when I pump from one side

    yea though pumping amount and how much they actually take in are two diff things entirely because the baby is far more effective than the pump... and some people just "can't" pump (meaning, their boobs don't react to the pump as they would the baby's own suckling.
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    thanks i think she's hitting a growth spurt so she is feeding alot and frequently. i will need a stash for when i have to do my on site class (senior project) at the end of march and over the summer and harrison wants to help out in the middle of the night too
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    I used to get about 3 to 4 ounces per side. I would nurse her and then an hour later pump.
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