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Name: princessgirl246
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When I pump I am able to get about 3 to 4 ounces out of one side but on the other side I am only able to get out about an ounce. Itís extremely frustrating because I have to supplement with formula if I got the same amount out of both sides I couldnít have to. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there anything I can do to produce more milk on the one side?
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Name: mamal | Date: Jul 12th, 2008 8:37 PM
Are you exclusively pumping or are you breastfeeding as well? The best milk extractor will always be baby so one of the best ways to increase supply is to put baby to breast at every feeding.

One major thing to know when pumping is what you get is not a true indication of what you produce or what baby can get from the breast. You most definitely could stop supplementing and put baby to the breast as often as baby desires and your body will do the rest. Trust your body! It sounds like you are doing perfect.
If you are exclusively pumping ~ Sometimes your body does not respond well to the pump for whatever reason, sometimes it's only on one side as well. Do you have an electric pump? Is it a double? New or old? Have you tried eating oatmeal? Are you drinking enough water everyday? How many hours in between pumping sessions?
Way to go on giving your precious one the best! You are doing a great job! 

Name: kone91 | Date: Jul 16th, 2008 12:58 PM
hi 

Name: lisasing | Date: Jul 25th, 2008 1:28 AM
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Name: sapslucymom | Date: Jul 30th, 2008 4:31 AM
I am in total agreement with mamal. There are so many factors that if you can put baby to breast as often as possible it will really help. 

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