Just curious, how soon I can begin pumping breast milk after birth?
It is best to hold off on pumping until your milk supply is firmly established by your baby so at least for the first few weeks if you can hold off. When you pump, you are essentially maintaining the millk supply that has been established by natural actions by the baby and your body responds to those actions but dong it too early, your body may think, hmm, thats not a baby or the strength I'm used to so it can be more challenging and can affect supply if done too early. Let us know if you have more questions!
Gina Ciagne, CLC