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|Sat, 09-29-2012 - 6:15pm|
Hello, I am new to this group and a new mommy! Here's the deal:
I am 3 weeks post partum and decided to start exclusively pumping when my daughter was 1 week old. During that first week I had a UTI and was in the hospital for a couple of days and wasn't able to pump. I also was given antibiotics and did not feel comfortable giving my breastmilk to her. So during that week of medication I pumped and dump. I saw a huge decrease in my milk supply... Originally I was getting 3oz per pumping session. 2 weeks later I am lucky if I get 1oz out of it. I have the 'Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump' but am waiting on my online purchase of the 'Medela Pump in Stlye'. What other things should I try to get my milk supply up? I drink plenty of water and pump every 2 hours, but still do not see an increase in my supply. Please help! I really would like to be giving my baby exclusive breastmilk instead of mostly formula (because I can not supply enough of my milk).