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I make sure to keep changing the angle of the pump so that I am putting pressure on different areas of my breast. This gives me more than I would get if I just held the pump.<br><br>
I'm curious to hear other people's suggestions, too.
 

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Seven ounces is probably above average. How long are you pumping?<br><br>
Have you tried the Marmet Technique and/or compressions while pumping?<br><br>
Also, check out the "Sticky" at the top of this board. It is based on a thread started by someone with supply issues. There are two or three posts from me with Supply and Pumping tips.<br><br>
Some of the links in those posts might be dead. Let me know if you need any help tracking one of them down.<br>
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Wow, I think 7 ounces is great. That's about what I get using Breastea. So if you are pumping 7 ounces without any help I think that's wonderful. Without using Breastea, I only get between 1 -2 ounces when I pump. Do you pump that much every pumping?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Seven ounces is probably above average. How long are you pumping?<br><br>
Have you tried the Marmet Technique and/or compressions while pumping?<br><br>
Also, check out the "Sticky" at the top of this board. It is based on a thread started by someone with supply issues. There are two or three posts from me with Supply and Pumping tips.<br><br>
Some of the links in those posts might be dead. Let me know if you need any help tracking one of them down.<br>
~Cath</div>
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It takes like 10 - 15 minutes when I pump both at the same time and if I do one at a time, it takes like 10 minutes.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow, I think 7 ounces is great. That's about what I get using Breastea. So if you are pumping 7 ounces without any help I think that's wonderful. Without using Breastea, I only get between 1 -2 ounces when I pump. Do you pump that much every pumping?</div>
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Sometimes, but most of the time, it's around 4-5 oz.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sometimes, but most of the time, it's around 4-5 oz.</div>
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I think that's still really great. It's a rare super-pumper who can get more than that with any consistency.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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The consensus seems to be that your output is above average. So, the next question is why do you want or need to pump more.<br><br>
Did you find the "sticky" I suggested you check out? As much as your output is great you may still be able to build on it with the Marmet/Massage Technique and/or using compressions while you pump.<br>
~Cath
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When I pump, the most I ever got was 7oz. How do you ladies pump more than that in one sitting???</div>
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7 oz is above average.<br>
I'm lucky if I get 3oz.
 

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Wow, I didn't know. I was just reading on here about women that have been getting a lot more than that and I guess in the back of my mind, I'm afraid of my freezer supply not being enough. But thank you for the help and responses.
 

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If you just want to increase your stash, I suggest pumping while feeding. Just manuver around until you can get both child and pump going at the same time, I did this once or twice a day before I had to go back to work and on the weekends if my stash gets low.<br><br>
Good luck! And remember stress is a huge enemy of milk production!
 

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okay, i'm one of those that could get a HUGE amount in one sitting.<br><br>
of course, i wasn't nursing at the time. i used a medical-grade breast pump and pumped VERY early in the morning. over a period of weeks, i switched from pumping several times to mostly just in the morning.<br><br>
i'd let my little one gnaw on me a bit after pumping...for extra stimulation. and i pumped in her presence, looking at her beautiful self. pumping both breasts at the same time helped, as well.
 

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for me it was always supply/demand. I pumped exclusively. so when I stopped pumping overnight, it would often be 6-8 hrs built up in there, so in the morning I would get up to 18-20 oz total. when I pumped less overall (down from 8x per day to 6), I would get more like 12-15 in the morning, etc. (the rest of the day, I would get 5-6 oz total per session) it was all about how often the breasts were emptied. Fenugreek helped a bit when I pumped less and wanted more, but overall eating and drinking plenty and pumping a lot and for at least 20 minutes per session was the best way to get the most milk. and the fact that I used a hospital grade pump. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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