Hello!

8 Answers

I have purchased three different breast pumps
over 8 months and have spent a fortune but when I try and pump I get nothing!

My baby is healthy and has never been under weight people comment and say how chubby he is so i am not worried about this being a milk supply issue.

He is 8 months now and I would like to be able to go out for a few hours and not worry about having to race home to feed him.

Every time I try to pump even if my breasts are full
I only get about 10 to 20mls each side. I don’t know what I am doing wrong!

Does anyone else have this issue?


Posted by mom486391, 19th April 2022


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  • Are you pumping right after feed? Perhaps your little one is just a really efficient feeder and draining your breast so there is nothing left to pump. Try putting your electric pp on one side while bub feeds on the other, it’s a little awkward if you don’t have a hands free pump, but might help stimulate a let down.


  • It may be worth talking to a midwife at a hospital – some of them can be quite helpful.


  • Have you tried using a hakaa? I found I got a lot more milk out from one of these then I did with any other pump.


  • I had the exact same problem when I tried this, I gave up in the end so sorry I don’t have any good advice :(


  • I was having same issue. I found it was as was not relaxed. Try drinking water at the same time or looking at a picture of bibs, this sounds weird but it freakishly worked.


  • Definitely go see a lactation consultant. Get then to check that the you are using the appropriate size for your breast/nipple. They can also advise you on foods that can boost your supply.
    I used the Spectra S1 pump and found it amazing.
    Goodluck


  • Have you tried speaking to a lactation specialist?
    All our bodies are different and respond in different ways.
    My first two babies I was constantly leaking huge amounts of milk and they were constantly feeding… complexing isn’t it. My third baby i barely leaked and she didn’t feed much. I dried up with both my older two at four months even though they were still feeding, however, I stopped feeding number 3 really early on, dried up for a few weeks, but was able to pump and reestablish a supply. I guess your body is so attuned to how much milk your son needs that it doesn’t want to make/waste more?


  • You could try cluster pumping, instead of a regular nursing/pumping session. Sit down with your baby and your pump, and nurse and pump every half-hour to hour for several hours. Some moms find it helpful to do a 2-3 day long power pump every couple of weeks to “super charge” their milk supply. Nurse & pump at the same time so you make use of the natural let down


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