17 Weeks PP - Can Supply Increase

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17 Weeks PP - Can Supply Increase
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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 1:43pm

My LO is 4 months old and has hit a huge growth spurt.

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 1:12am
I am in the exact same situation. I hope there is hope that I can. I ordered some domperidone also. Is 30-33 ounces pretty standard for most women?
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 5:54am

I believe 30-33oz is average.


How much are you producing and how old is your LO?

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Registered: 01-13-2010
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 9:46am
my ds is also 4 months and he takes between 33-38 ounces a day. I am hoping he tops out soon, is they are a certain age they won't increase at?
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 9:48am
I am producing between 30-33 ounces a day.
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 11:23am

So we're pretty much producing the same amount and our LO's are eating the same as well.


I'm hoping some of the experienced moms pop in here letting us know what was the most oz their children drank.

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 1:19pm

Well I'm further along - almost 10 months pp and my son averaged at most 30 oz a day EXCEPT for the 4 month growth spurt! That one is a big one! I never even noticed another one but during that one I'm pretty sure he started taking 36-38 oz

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 2:05pm

Thanks so much for your post.

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 2:44pm
It was insane I know! But I only did it once. Try power pumping for an hour- 10min on, 10 off til you get to an hour. Do it for a couple of days and see what happens!
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 5:41pm

My LO is almost six months old and I've been doing pumped milk for her for the past 3, almost 4 weeks. My pumping output has increased since I started pumping. I am still trying to find my perfect routine, but I am currently pumping 3x per day and nursing her for 3 feedings. My LO has some eating issues and maxes out around 26-28 oz right now. She is taking about 12 of those ounces straight from the tap (I weigh her before and after feedings) and then the remaining ounces are from the bottle. When I first started pumping at 5 months PP, I was short by 8 ounces for the first day. I pumped as often as I could and did "power pumps" for as many of those pumping sessions as possible - pump for 10, rest for 10, pump for 10. The following two days I was short by 4 ounces. Within a few days, I caught up to my LO and was able to get her back on 100% breastmilk. When I can squeeze in a 4th pumping session, I can often get a few extra ounces, which takes the pressure off for the following day. I'm not pumping enough to get a surplus yet but I have definitely noticed an increase in my pumping output since I started this little adventure.

So yes, I do think it is possible to increase your pumping output for an older baby. It takes a lot more work than it did when I had an ample milk supply in the beginning! My LO's feeding issues caused my milk supply to tank and I'm still trying to get back on track. I'm trying to drink at least one cup of mother's milk tea each day, plus I eat a bowl of oatmeal each morning. Otherwise, I'm doing what I can to increase using the idea of supply and demand.


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-L

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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 7:24pm
I power pumped last night.

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