I want to start with full disclosure here: I'm not a mother (hope that doesn't complicate things! ). I'm a father of a 3 mo and we've been having BF problems since day one, but for now I'll just ask about pumping.
After the first couple of weeks of struggling with whether to continue BF or not, we decided to stick with it and bought an Ameda Purely Yours to increase supply (major weight loss after leaving hospital required supplementation: her milk was mostly colostrum until about the 2 week mark). For the last couple of weeks she has either been pumping or manually expressing (if the pump cups are still drying) after every feed.
The question is: Is only getting a few drops (literally) after 10 minutes of pumping after a feed normal? I think the most she's ever pumped/expressed after a feed is maybe 5 ml, and we know it's hindmilk because it's like half and half when we store it. It really discourages her when she sees this every time. She has never been great at the pump. The most she's ever pumped between feeds has been ~40 ml (both breasts together) and that was 3 hours after a feeding. She reads about people pumping 3-4 oz. a time and that also gets her fairly discouraged.