Pumping until milk stops flowing
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|Mon, 04-28-2014 - 6:42pm|
In talking to a lactation consultant, she said rather than pump for a specific amount of time (say 15-20 minutes) I should pump until 2 minutes after the milk stops flowing. My milk doesn't stop flowing as far as I can tell. I haven't gone for longer than 30 minutes at a time, but I'm afraid if I do my nipples will become sore. The milk flow definitely slows down, just drops at a time, but it keeps dripping (sometimes even after I take off the pump).
Do any of you have this problem? What do you recommend? My supply is currently a little low so I've been doing power pumping sessions, taking fenugreek, etc. If waiting until the milk stops flowing is actually my problem I'm happy to keep pumping, but I'm not really conviced it will ever stop flowing :)
My baby is 6 weeks old and I just started exclusively pumping. He is eating about 30 oz/day and I'm pumping about 22 oz (give or take depending on the day). I'm pumping at least 8 times, some days more, as close to every two hours as I can.