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#9228 07/10/07 11:52 PM
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Hello!

Last year I did the accelerated protocol, and it took me a few weeks to start getting anything really, but I was able to pump enough for a full supply.

This year, I did the accelerated protocol again, but stayed on bcp longer... pumping immediately almost brought milk, but I can't seem to pump more than 1oz out of each breast at a time... its been the same for a while now... anything more I can do??

I am pumping with a good schedule, dom & fenugreek, oatmeal as much as I can stomach... anything else I can do??

I just counted up what I have frozen, and its nearly 1000 ounces!! I didn't think I had that much!!! smile smile smile So, when baby comes next week I can supplement no problem, I have an SNS already. I would just like to not "have" to...

This may sound stupid... especially since I have had three bio children... but how much should I expect the baby to drink?? LOL. I only ever offered the breast to them for about 6 months, so I have no idea what to expect in terms of volume with the supplementer. How silly does that sound?

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Kristen that isn't silly at all. Are you still taking the dom? Do you do the breast massage in the middle of your pumping? That can really help.


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yup, still on dom and do the breast massage. I don't understand why I don't seem to be making more...

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So have you ever pumped more than 1oz this time around? What I mean is you aren't going backwards, right? I think when baby arrives your production will increase. smile


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no, not more than 1oz off each breast this time. No, not going backwards. Just frustrated is all.

I know I'm being impatient, I am just wishing I didn't have to use the supplementor at all, it looks awkward...

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so close to 2 oz total each pumping? That is actually great!!! What pump are you using? It is a double pump right?

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2 ounces a pumping? That is great! Wow....


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I guess maybe maybe I'm just a whiner?? LOL... last time around I could pump 4oz out of each side no problem, and when I had my bio children I could pump over 5...

Yes I have a double pump, the PIS (which was free thanks to my insurance company, I wished I could have had a limerick, and they would have if the medical supply place would carry it frown )


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I guess I was just impatient... I'm up to 5oz each pumping session now (about 2.5 each side). I'm only pumping 6x a day... I know I should probably add two more in, but I think I will just leave it where its at until Baby comes home, and let her lead the rest of the way. What do you think?

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That is fantastic, that is what I think!!! Keep it up momma!!!


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