Tips to increase the amount of milk
The most recent publications on the subject describe three ways to increase the amount of milk when pumping.
Double pumping reduces the expressing time by half and increases the quantity of milk.
This method enables you to increase both the amount of milk and its fat content. Use a double pumpset and massage your breasts at the same time. Keep doing this until only a small amount of milk is still flowing
Then empty the breast by hand into a breast shell or pump from each breast separately and massage the breast at the same time.
Power pumping (Walker’s method)
It is recommended to carry out the following procedure in addition to your usual pumping routine.
For one hour alternate between
- 10 to 12 minutes of pumping
- 10 to 12 minutes of breast massage
Altogether you should pump three times.