Sunday, September 2, 2012

Breast Pumping: Day 8

It's been 8 days since I started breast pumping in my goal to induce lactation.  I'm sad to say that so far I've had very poor results.  I get MAYBE a drop out of righty if I'm lucky.  Lefty is being very uncooperative and producing nothing.  Sometimes I get nothing out of both.  I've upped my domperidone dosage to 100 mg per day.  30 mg twice per day and 20 mg twice per day.  This is up from 80 mg per day.  I'm pumping about 5-6 times per day which seems to be all that I can manage at this point.  (The suggested time is 8 times per day, but I honestly don't know how anyone with a job can manage that.)

I'm trying not to let these results get me down.

On a completely unrelated and much happier note, N and I went to Milford, PA this weekend to enjoy a little mini-babymoon in honor of Labor Day weekend.  We went tubing down the Delaware River, hiking with our dogs, ate lots of delicious food and generally had a great time.  (I know it doesn't sound like an exotic place to go for a babymoon, but relaxing down the Delaware was definitely a treat.  And I am not taking days off prior to the baby coming so that I can use all those PTO days for my maternity leave.  The goal is staying out of work for 4 months!)

Anyways, here'a  pic of our relaxing weekend.  


  1. Chin up, just keep at it! Have you added the herbs in? Make sure you are drinking tons and eat some oatmeal if you like it! Your vacay does look relaxing!! I can't wait for us to be holding our little ones!

    1. Hey there! Yes, I added in oatmeal two days last week, and I've also added in the herbs. I've also added in a Guinness each night b/c I heard that it helps to increase your milk production too. I've been trying to drink some mothers milk tea, but probably only drank it about 3 times. Plus some of the other herbs that you recommended too. I'm keeping at it for now, but I keep wondering if there's some trick to the pump. All the way up? Not all the way up? Holding the cones or using the handsfree? Stopping midway and and then starting back up? I's an art, not a science I think.

      And yes, I can't believe it's going to be so soon when we're both holding our little ones. I can't even believe that next week is 27 weeks for us!! OMG!! *Squeeeeeal*

    2. You need to eat oatmeal everyday! And drink the tea AT LEAST 3x a day! I pump all the way up, always have.. I also hold the cones, no handsfree for me.. Massage during AND stop, then massage and "shake the girls" then start again.. We should be getting our induction date on the 14th! I will let you know as soon as I have it! *Huuuge squeeeal!!!*