3 Tips For When You're Having Trouble Breast Pumping - Milk & Baby

When it’s time to go back to work or leave your baby with a caregiver this is when you need a stored supply of breastmilk on hand. This means it’s time to pump. But what do you do when you can’t get your milk to “let down” for a machine. The Milk Ejection Reflex or “Let down”  can be difficult when not prompted by your infant. Pumping certainly isn’t the bonding moment you’re used to when nursing your baby. Your body knows that this is not your baby and your breast won’t give up the liquid gold. It’s frustrating to pump and only get trickles of milk. Don’t panic. The stress will make it harder. Relax and try these tips from the pros over at La Leche League International.