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Find Your Average Refill Rate

A Way to Find your Average Refill Rate 

Per Hour

How to Calculate:

Total amount of breastmilk produced 

in a 24 hour period

Divided By:

24 (hours in a day)

Example - If you make 48 ounces in a day: 

48 ounces

Divided By:

24 (hours in a day)

Equals: 2 ounces per hour

Example Continued - If you pump 2 ounces per hour:

And you pump every 3 hours, then that is 6 ounces you may get in a pumping session. 

Note: Prolactin levels may vary as the day goes on,   so you may get more than 6 in the morning and    less than 6 in the afternoon.

This is a great way to track how much milk you’re producing to make sure you’re staying on target, and producing as much as milk as possible. Results may vary. This is not the same for everyone and this is a way to mathematically think about it if you are a bath lover like me.

Do you want to learn more about how to increase your average refill rate? Book a Premier Pumping Consult today! 

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Oct 25, 2023

My refill rate used to be 2 to 3 oz per hour and now at 15mpp it's 1oz per hour. I saw somewhere you said breastmilk is like your kids multivitamin and it really encouraged Mr to keep at it.

Nov 22, 2023
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Yes, I think of it that way too when my supply was getting lower.

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