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Ep. 103- Breast Storage Capacity

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Have you ever wondered why you pump 2 ounces and someone else can pump 6? Or why some people pump every 2 hours and others pump every 4? Today, Heather and Maureen tackle the big question of breast storage capacity and refill rates. Essentially, how much milk you can actually hold at one time and how fast you make it! This information can be essential for managing pumping and feeding expectations, schedules, and supply. Don’t miss it!


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Listener Question: Is it normal to get about 10ml in the Haakaa, especially when one side got an ounce?

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Referenced Milk Minute Podcast Episodes:

Ep. 26- Workplace accommodations with guest Juliana Franco – Know your rights!
Ep. 87 – Oversupply‚ĶWhat it means and how to handle it!Support the show 


Geddes, D. T. (2007). Inside the lactating breast: The latest anatomy research. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 52(6), 556-563.

Kent, J. C., Mitoulas, L. R., Cregan, M. D., Ramsay, D. T., Doherty, D. A., & Hartmann, P. E. (2006). Volume and frequency of breastfeedings and fat content of breast milk throughout the day. Pediatrics, 117(3), e387-395.


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