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Pumping Tips To Get More Breast Milk



Admit it, pumping breast milk is a lot of hard work. So you better make sure that you pump effectively to give you more milk.

Breastfeeding is a commitment. Your efforts to maintain the supply of breast milk is maintained is a noble action. If you have difficulty maintaining the supply of milk or are worried that you do not have enough milk production, try the following tips.

Maximize your pumping productivity with these 8 tips:

1. AIM MULTIPLE LET-DOWN
Istead of aiming for a single let down, aim for multiple let downs. while you  may get less milk in subsequent let down, they all add up together giving you more extra milk.

2. USE HADS-ON PUMPING TECHNIQUE
To ensure your breast is emptied thoroughly, use hands-on pumping technique pumping by massaging different areas off your breast while pumping.

3. FOLLOW WITH HAND EXPRESSION
Once you stop seeing drop of milk using your electric pump, switch to manual pump or hand expression. You will be surprised that you may still get a good amount of milk.

4. REPOSITION THE BREAST SHIELD
No more milk drips? Try to reposition the breast shield to get it flowing again. Do this until you don't see any more flow event with repositioning in all around the breast.

5. MORE-FREQUENT, SHORTER PUMPING SESSION
Rather than pumping 2 session, 30 minutes each, you better have a 3 session 20 minutes each. see if you will get more milk.

6. PUMP EARLY IN THE MORNING
Prolactin level is highest in the early morning. Maximize your production by pumping at this hour.

7. PUMP & NURSE SIMULTANEOUSLY
Tell your breast that you're having a twin by pump and nurse your baby at the same time. It is a huge time saver and very easy to get let down since the baby is doing it for you.

8. DO POWER PUMPING BOOTCAMP
When milk supply drop is unavoidable, do power pumping reguraly until you see increase in supply. Do a 20 minutes pump, 10 minutes break, 10 minutes pump, 10 minutes break and 10 minutes pump in an hour and do this at least twice a day. The more frequent you do this, the sooner you see a huge boost in your supply.

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