Very low supply from one (.) only
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|Thu, 03-18-2010 - 6:36am|
Can anyone help me? I'm EPing for my 5 week old DS, and keeping up with his daily feeds comfortably with no need to supplement. However I have no excess milk for freezing, and really want to try to get a freezer stash going! I'm expressing every 2 hours in the day, and at 11pm, 2am and 6am during the night.
Like I say, I have a decent-ish supply, but from my left breast I can only get 1oz, maybe 2 if it's been 3+ hours between pumps, which is roughly 1/3- 1/2 of the total amount from the other. I think if I could boost the supply from thi breast then I can start to get my freezer stash going!
Any tips on how to do this? I'm using an Ameda Elite pump, which is a hosptial-grade double electric so there are no issues surrounding my quality of pump lol. I always pump for longer than the milk flows too to encourage supply, and it works ou that the left breast gets loads of extra stimulation anyway as the right drains for a lot longer than the left! There is no milk in my left if I try to hand express either, and the breast always feels very soft after pumping so I know it's emptying.
Thanks for all replies!