Thank you for your replies.
The issue is that he is not averaging 24 oz a day. Yesterday he only took in around 20 oz on his own and we supplemented 5 oz. Maybe this is the best that we can do. I'd love to get back to EBF but I don't know how to get off these supplements other than waking him up in the night to eat. He usually sleeps from 11pm to 7:30am. I guess I just have to keep trying to feed him more often.
Have you tried dreamfeeding? My daughter feeds really well while asleep. You might try scooping baby up and bringing him into nursing position - he may latch right on and nurse without you needing to wake him. That's a long stretch at night - you could easily get a few ounces in that way. Just an idea!
Yes, I remember you saying that. :)
We gave him the supplement at most of the feeds when he took less than 3 oz. So it was 4 feeds, with 1-2 oz. One feed he only transferred 1 oz.
He ate only 8 times yesterday, which I know should be more. We're trying our best to feed as often as we can, but I know we can do better.
OK. So how often did you pump yesterday?
I pumped 3 times yesterday. After his morning feed, once in the afternoon and before going to bed.
??? You pumped AFTER he got 6oz off you?
Yup, 4.5 oz. It's an easy time for me to get his supplement oz.
It seems like he is only able to get a large amount of oz out of me when I'm engorged. Too bad I can't be engorged all the time. Ha.
This morning he ate 4.5 oz and I pumped 6 oz.