gaining efficiency? 1.5 oz in 60 mins
I have flirted with stopping but am hanging on to a nursing relationship enhanced with a LactAid trainer. Babe is getting about half total supplement.
By weights I know my 6 wk old son can draw 1.5 oz over the course of am hour. At that point breasts feel soft, maybe not totally empty though and I use the trainer for another 1.5 or 2 oz. I'd love to just sit with him and hey him feed but life happens I have two toddlers and as of next week a job again so a nursing honeymoon or continuing to hey him nurse for mote than am hour is not really an option for my family right now.
When I stop I immediately feel breasts tingling and filling. I'm feeling hopeful that he will gain efficiency and I may be able to more fully feed given the fact that I know there's more milk there and I have seen a change in how he'd nursed recently. Any thoughts or recommendations to make that happen is appreciated.
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