"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pumping power!!

I'd noticed lately, that my right breast didn't seem to be producing as much milk, yet felt really lumpy, even after pumping. I tried massage, more breast compressions and still... lumpy and little milk.
And then I remembered something Lola does when nursing on that side. She pulls away while remaining latched on. I tried it with the pump. I pulled the flange away so that it was almost at the point of breaking suction, and it worked! I get so much more milk (for me!) that way. The last 3 pumping sessions, I've gotten an entire ounce (combined) instead of the usual half an ounce. Woo hoo!


  1. Isn't that beautiful how intimately she knows her mama's body. Fantastic!

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