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Expressing while continuing breastfeeding

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PebbleTTC Thu 13-Aug-15 15:27:50

Hi all,

I love breastfeeding my 3 week old but I want to start building up a supply of expressed milk. My question is when do you express when your breastfeeding so it doesn't stop baby getting his feed and how much should I express- both breasts until they are empty or just an ounce at a time?

PebbleTTC Thu 13-Aug-15 21:07:25


NotQuiteCockney Thu 13-Aug-15 21:17:31

If you start expressing much, this early, you might end up with over supply. It's best to wait until after six weeks for that, if you can.

PebbleTTC Fri 14-Aug-15 00:12:18

Thanks for the reply Cockney, what about if I express just an ounce a day?

LittleBearPad Fri 14-Aug-15 00:18:03

I'd wait for a few more weeks. The faff for an ounce isn't worth it imho.

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