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#11147 - 07/20/08 05:44 AM only few drops after weeks of pumping?
Elsa Offline

Registered: 07/20/08
Posts: 1
Hello wonderful ladies,

I'm adopting a little girl from Guatemala, and have been following the protocol for the past 4 months with the hopes of breastfeeding her. She will be 8-9 months old when I bring her home.

Here is my question:

I've been pumping 4-5 times a day, and about a week ago, I started getting 1-2 drops each time. At first I was very very excited to see ANY milk, but now I"m feeling a little discouraged that the amount has not increased. Has anyone had this same situation? I don't know if that means that I'm not producing much milk, or if it's a letdown issue.

Would love to hear from others who've been there. smile Thanks!


#11153 - 07/20/08 04:09 PM Re: only few drops after weeks of pumping? [Re: Elsa]
Lalle Offline
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Registered: 04/12/03
Posts: 1785
Loc: Idaho
You should start to see things pick up and the drops should become sprays soon. This is totally common. If you look at the other threads we have a few moms in the same time frame of pumping as you seeing the same thing.
Laurie~Craig's wife~Mom to 4 blessings nurtured at the breast CJ(24)Travis(21)Beka~adopted(9)Rab(6)


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