Advice Blog: Do You Keep a Pumping Schedule?

A Mother Needs Help


Please help. My baby is six weeks old.  I have inverted nipples so I decided to breast pump and bypass all the problems.  I haven’t established a good schedule, but I do pump every 2-3 hours but my breast milk supply does not seem to fill my baby up. I do pump until no milk comes out any longer.


My milk supply is still not enough, so I am giving my baby formula to supplement.

I think the More Milk Plus Vegetarian Capsules will help, but at the same time, I want to know what kind of pumping schedule I need, especially when I go back to work. Thank you very much.


Momma Toni Says

You are wise to set up a schedule.  Regular pumping is important to maintaining milk supply.


You are at an important benchmark in breast milk production.  Prolactin will now be predominantly controlling you milk production. One other hormone plays a fair sized role in breast milk production, also.  This hormone FIL play out at the night feedings. Without 2 night feedings, the hormone FIL will signal to your mammary glands

To slow or stop milk production.  Skipping night feedings is one of the most common reasons mothers have milk supply problems.

So this brings us to a schedule.


You can adjust this schedule to you biological clock. (earlier waking or later bed time) Avoid skipping the midnight and 3 AM feedings.


Waking AM to Noon

6 AM, 9 AM, 12 Noon


Afternoon to Midnight

3 PM, 6PM, 9 PM, 12 Midnight


Wee Hours (A Must!)

3 AM


Yes, the More Milk Plus Vegetarian Capsules will help, since they are a galactogue that helps increase breast milk supply fast.


Check out our site for the More Milk Capsules and lots more tips for maintaining milk supply.


I hope this helps, please email again if you need any more ideas.



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