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We applaud your efforts to provide the very best for your baby, but know you sometimes have questions or concerns about breastfeeding or pumping. Our Certified Lactation Counselors and child experts are here to help you and offer support. For specific Lansinoh product usage questions, please contact customer service by email or (800) 292-4794 between 8am-8pm est.

 

When to Pump

Question:

I read that you should pump when your baby is a month old. Should you be pumping sooner? I heard the more you pump the more you will get...kinda like supply and demand...true or false?

Answer:

Barbara,

It is recommended that you wait until your milk supply is established before you start pumping. For most moms this is usually around 4-6 weeks. Having the baby feed at the breast is the best way to establish and regulate you milk supply. Once you hit the 4-6 week mark, you can start adding pumping sessions after feeding at the breast. At first you may not express much milk, but as your body adjusts to pumping you will be able to pump more.

Kindest Regards,

Molly Petersen, CLC

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Molly Petersen

Certified Lactation Counselor