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Pumping after BFing

I am trying to build up my milk supply and was told to pump after every feeding. I find that if I pump right after I BF I get hardly any milk. But if I wait a half an hour or so I seem to get more. ~.5 oz to 1 oz form both breasts. I know it is not a lot but it beats nothing at all. I was wondering what the correct thing to do is, pump right after BFing or wait the half and hour or so?
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Re: Pumping after BFing

  • I was just coming on here to post this, too - just got a pump today. Have been exclusively BFing and want to try it so DH can give him a bottle/let me get out of the house a bit.

    What to Expect the First Year says to pump on each side for 5-10 minutes after BFing.

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  • My lactation consultant told me to pump 30 minutes after feeding.
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  • i usuallly pump right after feeding
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  • My LC told me to pump about an hour after her morning feed.
  • I've been pumping for between 5 to 10 minutes immediately after each feeding (except in the middle of the night). I was told that would most simulate a "need" for more milk. My morning pumping session is always the best.
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