Question by qυєєи of му cαsтlє ♥: First-time breastfeeding Mommy?
Hi everyone. I recently gave birth to my second child on Monday and he came at 32 weeks. I am trying to breastfeed him (I did not BF with my first) and I just want to make sure I’m pumping right. My son is in the NICU so I have to pump. I’m trying to get my supply started and I have a little, but I’m only getting about 15 ML altogether at each pumping session. I’m using an Evenflo Double Electric Pump. After my milk comes completely in, how much should I be getting if I pump for 20 minutes? Also, do I need to wake up through out the night to pump or would I be okay if i pumped before bed and as soon as I woke up? Any information is greatly appreciated as I have no idea what to expect nor do I know what exactly I’m doing. Thanks in advance!!
BTW – I’m not only pumping to start my supply, but to take into the NICU for my baby.
Answer by jamiell1981
I would wake up in the middle of the night to pump. Its not fun, but its the only way your are really going to get your body to produce more. You always want to pump at least as often as you would feed them. Its normal for you to produce little at first- you will gradually produce more as you pump more (Are bodies are designed to keep up with demand).
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