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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-27-2003, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Not pumping as much milk

My dd is 11 months old and I work full time. I pump full time and have the Ameda Purely Yours pump with fairly new valves. I pump twice a day and up until the last week I usually get about 8 oz. per pumping session. All of the sudden, I'm only getting 2 oz. per session.

I really don't think it's my pump because the suction doesn't seem to have changed.

Any suggestions as to why this may be happening? I've heard people say that after a certain amount of time they just couldn't pump anymore.
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Could you try a different pump or call the company that manufactures yours to be *sure* its not the pump?

Here's a link that might be helpful.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-27-2003, 08:46 AM
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That sounds like a pretty drastic drop off, I'd double check the pump too. My DS is 13 months and, over the last few months, my supply when pumping has been slowly dropping off, probably because he is nursing less often on the days I'm home. It has been much more gradual than that though.
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From what I have read, the return of AF and pregnancy can cause pretty drastic and sudden drops in supply.

My supply dwindled down an bit at the end, but it was gradual.
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Have you gotten your period back or do you think it will be starting soon?

I get a significant drop right before and during my period.

Also, has the weather heated up where you are? You might need to increase your water intake.

I'm jealous of your 8 oz-I've only gotten 4 at a time Click here to enlarge

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I EPed for over a year with my first child. This is what I know.
Aunt flo will make it drop. Getting knocked up will make it drop(I know this first handClick here to enlarge ). Being dehydrated will make it drop. Stress. Coming down with a virus. Lots of things. Try not to worry. That make's it drop too.
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I'm definitely not knocked up! I'm single and no one has knocked on this door in 1 1/2 years!
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