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Old 08-16-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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How much do you get when you pump?

How much do you get when you pump? How often do you pump and how old is your child?

I ask because DS is 4 months old and yesterday I pumped for the first time in about a month (so obviously, I don't pump often). It was a missed late night feeding and I got about 4.5 ounces, which I realized when putting into the freezer is how much I've always pumped, even DS was less than a month old and I think I had a bigger supply. No matter the circumstances, I don't think I ever pump more than 4-5 ounces. Sometimes, when it's just for engorgement, I have pumped a lot less.

It surprises me that the maximum amount seems pretty consistent and also a bit low to me. After all, he should be getting more in a feeding now than when he was a month old, right?

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Old 08-16-2008, 05:41 PM   #2
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dd2 is 9 weeks and i'm trying to build a freezer stash. on a good day i pump 3-4 times and get between 2 and 4 ounces each time. and that's while on reglan and taking fenugreek. it is getting better as i go - i've been pumping for a month now, in the beginning i got, like, an ounce per session.
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Old 08-16-2008, 05:44 PM   #3
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I dont pump often but when I do I get around 4ozs. I have done it 2 times today and both times 4ozs. That is normal for me, if I pump not long after feeding her I get less out. She will be 4 mos old in a couple days.
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Re: How much do you get when you pump?

i rarely pump- the random times i pumped, i got about 3-6 ounces total.

the one time i needed to pump, ds was almost 5 months and a waitress spilled coffee on his foot at waffle house, and he had to have a skin graft. by the time i was able to pump, it had been about 6 hours since he had last eaten, and i got 10oz
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Re: How much do you get when you pump?

When Bennett was between 3-9 months I pumped before I left for work. I usually got 4 oz total and that was plenty for him. I was gone for 4 hours every morning.
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Re: How much do you get when you pump?

the least I ever got was... well, none. the most ever was 6 oz (wowweeeee I was so happy LOL) That said I have only ever been able to pump while BFing one side and pumping the other same time.... and I only pumped for a month or so to build an emergency stash and then quit when I felt I had enough -150 oz. (yay for buying a deep freeze just for that)

ETA - my usual amount was 2-3 oz.
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The most I ever got was....17oz! But, I'm nursing twins and it was when they first started sleeping through the night. I can't remember why, but I pumped instead of nursing them 1st thing in the AM. I pump a lot, but my supply is down right now and I'm only getting enough for a little more than one baby. I get about 5 oz every 3 hours. The babies nurse very night around 7:15 for the last feeding of the night and I pump at 11pm. I usually get 6-7 oz then.
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the least I ever got was... well, none. the most ever was 6 oz (wowweeeee I was so happy LOL) That said I have only ever been able to pump while BFing one side and pumping the other same time.... and I only pumped for a month or so to build an emergency stash and then quit when I felt I had enough -150 oz. (yay for buying a deep freeze just for that)

ETA - my usual amount was 2-3 oz.
I should try this.. otherwise when I pump I get like 1-3 oz.
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I pump 1-3 times a day and usually get anywhere from approx 7-9 oz a day total
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At work I pump 1-2 times now and I get 5-11 oz total. When I was pumping 2-3 times (11 hour shift) I would get 16-18 oz total.
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