How much milk you might get

  • Milk volumes breastfeeding (studies) – and how that’s different from formula and cow’s milk. You’re not measuring milk volume if feeding directly at breast so difficult to make comparison (weigh the baby).
  • pumping - how much milk
  • how to pump – volumes
  • refer to section on how to pump efficiently, and troubleshooting inefficient pumping
  • What’s “normal”, how much milk should a new mother be producing?
  • Volumes fluctuate between:
    • Women
    • Breasts
    • Day of week
    • Times of day
  • Why does it vary?
    • Timing of last feed
    • Stress levels
    • Time away from baby. Pumping often feels like you’re less empty than when with baby – can even see volume collected less over time if you’re away from your baby for a while.
    • Working or not working
  • Clinician comment
  • What are milk volumes?
  • Why do they matter?
  • How much should a new mother be producing? (Guide #1) Oversupply / undersupply / foremilk / hindmilk
  • Pumping often feels like you’re less empty than when with baby – can even see volume collected less over time if you’re away from your baby for a while & working or not working - what might hinder milk volumes
  • Supply drops for various reasons