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How to pump more

My baby is 11 days old. He nurses great. I know he's getting enough because he is content after nursing and has plenty of wet/poop diapers a day. I've been trying to pump some to help build my supply in breast and in the freezer. First thing in the morning I nurse him on one side and pump the other, but I barely fill the bottom of the bottle. What can I do to pump more?
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179530 tn?1368936603
Just that! Pump more! :) You sound like you're doing the right thing if you want to pick up your supply. If you're barely filling the bottom of the bottle, you're probably getting an ounce! That's pretty good for 11 days PP and especially since you're feeding at the breast as well.

It's hard to judge how much you're making by what you pump when the baby is at the breast too.

What kind of pump are you using? Have you tried hand expression?
171768 tn?1324230099
i agree with mature enough. At 11 days, i didn't have much extra yet. you're on your way! Also, the baby should hit a growth spurt soon. All of those cluster feeds will naturally boost your supply, and once he settles back down you'll probably be able to get more.
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