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I feel like I'm failing at Breastfeeding....Help
June 15, 2013 at 6:27 PM

My son will be 2 months this Thursday.... I've been doing my best to strictly breastfeed. Sometimes though I have to leave him, and I try pumping and I just can seem to get enough. I'm only pumping like 3oz a session. When I'm actually just feeding him he seems to eat enough, so why can't I pump enough. It's hard on me because I have to work so pumping is a must I think, and it seems like I cant hardly get any out of the left boob as I do the right. I drink lots of water, I've been eating much healthier. What is wrong. I feel stressed out, sad, I just want to cry I'm so frustrated, and the idea of quitting or giving him formula just makes me feel horrible and guilty. I really want to stick with the breastfeeding.. I'm feeling so discouraged

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  • Zazayam
    by Zazayam
    June 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    I can't pump at all, so I'm not really sure. But I think 2oz is a normal pump output so you're doing fine... Just try to pump more often I guess? You pump at work, right?

  • Maddies_Mommy10
    June 15, 2013 at 6:31 PM


    Yeah at work, when I'm home I usually just try to strictly feed him myself no bottle or pump.

    Quoting Zazayam:

    I can't pump at all, so I'm not really sure. But I think 2oz is a normal pump output so you're doing fine... Just try to pump more often I guess? You pump at work, right?



  • Analugojana
    June 15, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    How long are you gone, how often do you pump and how much milk does thebaby get while you are gone?

  • Brandy85412
    June 15, 2013 at 6:34 PM
    3ozs is good. it's normal. Just need to get a good supply stashed up. Do you pump every day?
  • Brandy85412
    June 15, 2013 at 6:35 PM
    your not failing!
  • Maddies_Mommy10
    June 15, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    I only work part time so like 6 hours, I try to pump every two hours, but no more than every three, and he eats about 4oz, every two hours, but sometimes more.


    Quoting Analugojana:

    How long are you gone, how often do you pump and how much milk does thebaby get while you are gone?



  • Zazayam
    by Zazayam
    June 15, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    You might have to add a pump session or two while you're home. You could probably nurse one side and pump the other..

    Quoting Maddies_Mommy10:


    Yeah at work, when I'm home I usually just try to strictly feed him myself no bottle or pump.

    Quoting Zazayam:

    I can't pump at all, so I'm not really sure. But I think 2oz is a normal pump output so you're doing fine... Just try to pump more often I guess? You pump at work, right?




  • MamaCeleste0722
    June 15, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    3 oz is not an only. Average output is 1/2 to 2 oz! Pump output is not a reflection of supply because baby is MUCH more efficient than a machine. You're doing MUCH better than you think you are! Just make sure that bottles aren't too big (you want about 1.25 oz per hour of separation) 

  • Maddies_Mommy10
    June 15, 2013 at 6:38 PM


    Yes, unless I'm off, but I guess I should pump then too so I can start a stash. My friend pumps like 6oz every time, and I'm like I can do like three, she made it seem like it wasn't normal, but if it is that's a little more comforting.

    Quoting Brandy85412:

    3ozs is good. it's normal. Just need to get a good supply stashed up. Do you pump every day?



  • Maddies_Mommy10
    June 15, 2013 at 6:39 PM


    That's actually a good idea.

    Quoting Zazayam:

    You might have to add a pump session or two while you're home. You could probably nurse one side and pump the other..

    Quoting Maddies_Mommy10:


    Yeah at work, when I'm home I usually just try to strictly feed him myself no bottle or pump.

    Quoting Zazayam:

    I can't pump at all, so I'm not really sure. But I think 2oz is a normal pump output so you're doing fine... Just try to pump more often I guess? You pump at work, right?






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