Re: pumping and not sure how much milk i should be getting
sounds like you're having a rough start! do you have any hands-on support there, like an IBCLC or a LLL leader? i think it would be good to have those.
your pumping amounts sound pretty normal. most babies need 1-1.5 oz per hour, or so, it's typical to get 2-3 oz in a pump. 6 is a LOT.
what doesn't sound like enough, to me, is how often you're pumping. am i correct in assuming you are exclusively pumping? no nursing at all, though you're trying to get her to latch? to establish supply you really need to pump every 2 hours around the clock. including night, at least one pump between midnight and 5 am. so that's the thing that concerns me most, is your implication that you're not pumping at all overnight.
tell us more about your pumping - what pump, is it new, how long, is it comfortable, anything else you can think of.
is your baby eating your pumped milk plus formula?
edited to add: those nasty nurses.
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