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How many times can I express in a day?

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eviltwin1098 Mon 02-Jun-14 20:27:53

I am currently breastfeeding and would like to start a bit of a stockpile of breast milk for when I return back to work. How many times can i express in one day without limiting my supply. I've expressed a few times and got varying amounts of 150ml in one sitting to just 30ml.

Also is it right that you actually do 'empty' a breast, does this mean that no more milk will come out?

CityDweller Tue 03-Jun-14 11:38:36

You can express as much as you like - it'll actually boost your supply, not deplete it. And no, you can't 'empty' a breast. Think of it like a tap, not a reservoir!

Lots of great info on the Kellymom website re expressing and bf in general that might be helpful for you

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