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Hello Ladies,
I have a question about pumping. I work 6 hours a day and I pump twice while im at work. I usually get between 7-10oz which I feel isn't enough to last my little one while im at work. Should I pump at home also? I feel like I wouldn't know when to pump because he is always nursing lol. I did try pumping 3 times while im at work, but I seem to get the same amount. I don't want to supplement feed with formula, but he does get 2-4oz of it while im at work because my milk isn't enough. Please help!
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I used to pump at home and freeze it but then I found out that my LO doesn't like frozen milk.  I guess she's spoiled.  Lol. But it could also mean ur LO is going though a growth spurt. If u do pump at home there Will always be enough milk for ur LO to get.
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I had the same problem. I work 8 hrs a day and had to supplement ultimately. I am now trying mothers milk.tea to see if it increases my supply. Started Saturday and nothing just yet.
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Do you feed the baby in the morning?  Try pumping after you feed the baby the first feeding - if your baby is sleeping a longer stretch they might not be emptying you out and you might be able to build a supply that way.  Make sure while you are at work to stay hydrated.  that might help make the difference between if you get 7 oz or if you get 10 oz.

Is your baby sleeping long stretches at night?  Frequently I wake in the middle of the night after 6 hrs or so to pump a little b/c i am so 'full'. I am able to pump 4 oz or so and go back to bed comfortably while still having enough of a supply left in me to feed my baby when she wakes up.  This has been a great way for me to build my frozen supply.
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Thanks ladies (:
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