I keep on stressing the fact to all moms using our lactation bars to increase their milk supply that they have to empty the breast(s) completely after each breastfeeding or pumping sessions. Why? Well, not only is it a great way to collect more milk for your freezer or donation stash, but it ensures that your milk supply doesn’t stay at that low supply or even decrease. Wait. What? Yes, you read correctly. Your body sees any milk left over as an over supply and will start decreasing its production volume to the amount your baby drank or what you pumped out.
Of course our bars will counteract the decreasing of your supply by stimulating your prolactin hormones to make more milk, but unless you actually remove that increased amount, the process is so much harder or unnecessarily longer.
The easiest way is to use the MamaMoo silicone pump. This is my go to solution for almost anything. Since you have it with you already on the alternate breast to collect its let down, simply use it on the breast that baba drank from as well when she’s done. Ta-da. Life changed!
[The milk in the photo is from my morning pump/breastfeed combination. You all know that I pump out for my toddler in the morning from the alternate breast as well when my 5 month old breastfeeds. This morning I attached the silicone pump to the breast he drank from afterwards while I finished pumping and got 50ml out! That feeds a NICU baby under 1kg for a whole day. A.WHOLE.DAY.]