Pumping taking longer

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Registered: 04-07-2010
Pumping taking longer
Fri, 04-16-2010 - 8:01pm
so ive been pumping about 3 and half weeks and have pumped 6x a day since we started. but the last few days it has been taking longer for my breasts to empty. i used to pump for 15-20min and get 32 oz a day. i realized my shields were too small so i bought bigger ones thinking it would help the increase in pumping time. i now pump about 35oz but its taking 30min at each pump. 6x

Britton's Mom 3/26/2010


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Registered: 03-13-2008
Sun, 04-18-2010 - 8:25pm

Hmm...I was going to suggest what you already know and it does work! How about turning up the pump suction/speed?

Sometimes over time our bodies just change...while most women don't feel the need to pump extra time (unless they've been