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    Default Expressing - how much do you get?

    I've just started expressing for the first time (DS is 11 months) and can only seem to get about 60ml at a time, total for both breasts. Admittedly this is at the end of the day after DS has fed all day. Does this seem low? How much do you get?

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    Express in the morning when your supply is highest if you want to get more expressed milk.

    I get 50mls from one breast after a feed - I have never tried to express a full breast. DD is 10 weeks.

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    When I was breast feeding dd2 I used to aim to express 50/60ml at a time I did it in the morning after her morning feed, I was pretty happy with that effort

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    I pumped until DS was about 14 weeks. From memory I was getting around 200+mls total from both breasts by the time my milk had settled in about a week after the birth. After that I could fill a 250ml bottle and still not empty either breast.... but I was a jersey cow lol

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    If I express after bubs first feed of the day, I can get 80-120ml, however as the day goes on, sometimes after a feed all I can get is a total of 20ml from both sides. If I'm not bf my daughter and express instead of a feed (if she's out with my husband or something), I can get about 120-160ml.

    All good when I was bf full time but now that I'm weaning I'm trying to just express for comfort but I need to express so much before my breasts are softer and more comfortable again!

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    It depends on the time of day but I normally get 100-130ml in about 10
    mins. I used to get more when I was expressing more often. I'm renting a hospital grade medela symphony pump though so that might make a difference.

    60ml is good some women get a lot less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I pumped until DS was about 14 weeks. From memory I was getting around 200+mls total from both breasts by the time my milk had settled in about a week after the birth. After that I could fill a 250ml bottle and still not empty either breast.... but I was a jersey cow lol
    Good cow alright!

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    I'd say too if your baby is 11months, that's a good supply.


 

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