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breast pump
November 30, 2012 at 3:13 AM
I dont react the my breast pump the greatest...anyone have any tips?


  • 1stpreggers
    November 30, 2012 at 3:14 AM
    Not sure what your asking?
  • LyTe684
    by LyTe684
    November 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Quoting 1stpreggers:

    Not sure what your asking?

  • DixieFlower
    November 30, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Some women just don't respond well to pumps. I found that I was able to get more milk out by hand expressing than when I used a breastbump.

  • erika9009
    December 1, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    OK going to sound weird but when I was working and pumping, I always had to read a parenting magazine with lots of pics with babies.   I let down no problem then. 

  • OliviasMommy611
    December 1, 2012 at 10:17 AM
  • toybar02
    December 8, 2012 at 2:18 AM
    the breast pumps i had didnt suck hard enough, i got more milk out by hand and i had a $300 pump by medela, i put it up to the highest level and it still didnt pump hard enough
  • Sarafinn2012
    December 8, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    Sit in a quiet room, make yourself comfy and relax, think about your baby, or even try holding your baby, or smelling something with your babys scent on it. Hearing your baby cry helps as well, even if you record baby crying and play it back while pumping, it stimulates the milk producing hormones and allows for letdown. Massage your breasts, starting from the outside in, in a circular motion, take a warm shower or place warm washclothes on your breasts for a few minutes before pumping. If you are trying to solely pump, it can be very difficult. The more you do it, the more you'll produce. But, nursing your baby is how the hormones are created in your body to allow for let down. So, pumping can be very challenging. A lactation specialist can help you learn more tricks as well, these are all I can think of. Oh, and another key factor is having a good breast pump, one from the hospital is the best, these are made for moms who have babies in the NICU or multiples to help produce more milk. Pump 15 minutes one side, 15 minutes the other, then go back and do the other one again, and then back to the other. Sometimes this will produce a second letdown. Good Luck, hope you find this helpful! :)

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