Friday, March 02, 2007

Mmmmmilk! and other pictures

What I pumped a few mornings ago...I often get 6-8 oz during my morning pumping session, after Zari is done nursing.

Doing pushups


  1., 4:28 PM

    Wow, you're a real milk machine :) I don't think I could EVER get that much at one session...especially not AFTER nursing! Is the donation to the couple from your church still happening?

  2. same here! at 3 months, I could get maybe an ounce or two... but you know my struggles with supply. Good for you, Rixa!

  3. The couple came by last week and picked up everything I had in my freezer. The baby should be arriving any time now.

    I don't think I could get that much after normal daytime feedings, but I always have extra in the morning. Must be a result of nursing somewhat less frequently at night than during the day.

    When I first started expressing, I could only get a teeny bit. I've gradually built up my supply since early January.

  4. While I was nursing Josh, there was a lady who lived near me who had a 4yo son with autism, and they had discovered that breast milk was the very best thing for him. He went through about 40 ounces a day, but his mother wasn't able to nurse him. She asked me to donate, and I worked out a system where I would pump one side dry in the morning and Josh would nurse out of the other side. I was amazed at how much milk I could get out of the one side. Most days I got 8 or 9 ounces, but there were some days I had to quit pumping before I was dry because the bottle wouldn't hold any more milk. There was at least 10 or 11 ounces in there. I was shocked. I haven't tried that since, but the whole supply and demand thing works. It actually took a while for me to wean myself from that morning pumping after I stopped donating milk. Several mornings of being VERY full. :)

    Good for you, Rixa. That is really great.

  5. Wow, that sure is a lot! Did you use a hand or electric pump?

  6. It was a hand pump. I have an Avent Isis pump, and I LOVE it!

  7. By the way, I absolutely love the picture of Zari doing pushups with her tongue out. Very adorable.


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