I know that babies are much better than the pump at getting milk out of the breast. Since I've never had to do pre/post weights when she breastfeeds, I don't actually know how much she is taking. She does take about 5 oz from a bottle when I'm at work.
So I was just curious if any of you ladies have had the opportunity to compare how much a baby actually gets from breastfeeding (from pre and post weights) to how much you are able to pump.
What gets me curious is that my LO usually only eats from one breast, but usually I'm only able to pump 2-3 oz/breast. Lately, she's really cut down on her feeding time, it used to be about 5 min but now it's 3 min, she'll unlatch and suck her thumb. If I am patient and pull her thumb out a few times, she might actually relatch for a few more sucks , but that's it and sometimes but rarely she'll take the second breast for one minute or less. A few times I've actually tried supplementing her afterwards and she may take 1 oz or just plain refuse. She is getting enough wets but the minimum of 5-6 per day. I've always been insecure about how much she is getting since she's so quick! We have her 6 mon check on Monday so I get to see how well she has been growing and I guess reinforce the fact that she is getting enough. But until then I'm just being curious.
Sorry for the long ramble, but thanks for reading and your input!