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    Default Help with expressing please

    I've just started to try and express milk for DD2 who is 8 weeks.
    I tried twice yesterday morning and twice again this morning and only have 30ml total.
    I've tried stimulating the breast first then attaching the pump but this didn't help - I could see droplets of milk but then it stopped when I put the pump on.
    I'm fairly confident that I'm using it correctly as I used it with DD1 successfully. I could easily get 100ml in 10-15 minutes.
    I tried to express about two hours after the first feed of the day. Would I be better getting up earlier and expressing before the first feed?
    DD2 feeds really well from the breast so I don't think it's a supply issue.

    Thank you.

    Me 39 DF 35
    DD ICSI April 2011
    DD natural November 2013

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    Express immediately after bub feeds on the opp boob. Ie bub feeds on right then you express the left.

    Morning feeds ie 4-6am are the best as your hormones are the highest.

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