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How often to pump without over producing?

I’m wondering how often should I pump a day without stating to over produce and having sore breasts

Re: How often to pump without over producing?

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    For most breastfeeding mothers, pumping 1-2 times per day in addition to nursing on demand is enough to maintain their milk supply without overproducing. However, every mother's body is different and some may require more or less pumping depending on their individual circumstances.

    If you are exclusively pumping or need to build up your milk supply, you may need to pump more frequently, perhaps every 2-3 hours, until your milk production increases. Once you've established a good milk supply, you can gradually reduce the frequency of your pumping sessions to avoid overproduction.

    It's important to listen to your body and adjust your pumping schedule accordingly. If you notice that you're becoming engorged or experiencing discomfort, it may be a sign that you're pumping too often or for too long. On the other hand, if you're not producing enough milk, you may need to increase the frequency or duration of your pumping sessions.

    Remember, the key is to find a pumping schedule that works for you and your baby. Don't be afraid to experiment and make adjustments as needed to ensure that you're providing enough milk without overproducing.
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