Double the ‘Let Down’, Double the Milk

Double the ‘Let Down’, Double the Milk
More milk, more milk, how do you get more milk? Baby is 6 months old and needing more milk almost everyday.
You’re eating enough oatmeal to clean your arteries for a life time, and drinking enough water to fill the kiddie wading pool.  Still, after pumping for 25 minutes, you’re still getting 3 ounces from each breast.
What now?!
A super suggestion I’ve read about on a bunch of mommy blogs is to get a second let down.
Here’s how it goes.
Pump for 10-15 minutes, then turn your pump off for 2-3 minutes, then pump again for another 5-6 minutes.
Moms have reviewed this process and said that it really does help.  Based on understanding how breast milk is produced, it makes sense.
It sets up certain hormones that trigger increased breast milk production.  So, not only do you get more milk during these pumping sessions, but it will go a long way to increase your over all milk production too.
Some breast pumping moms don’t actually feel ‘let down’, but if you have produced any quantity of milk, you have a ‘let down’. This is the point in pumping when  the milk really begins to flow.
Try it and let me know what you think.

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