1. Massage While Pumping. Using a hands-free pumping bra or using the pledge of allegiance hold pictured here can give you the freedom to massage your breast while pumping. This can assist your milk output provided that you are doing it in a relaxed manor and not watching the bottles anxiously.
Mother using pledge of allegiance hold with Ameda Elite Breast Pump.
2. Reposition Breast Flanges. Instead of just sitting and double pumping for 10-15 minutes, take advantage of the anatomy of your body. You can engage more milk ducts if you re-position your breast flanges a.k.a. breast shields every 3-5 minutes during your pumping session.
3. Pump Up the Volume. Studies on mothers of premature babies show that listening therapy increases their output by 2-3 times. The most effective form of listening ther…