Hi there, Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts..
I had a breast reduction about 8 years ago and have had my first baby who will be 4 weeks old soon. I also have flat nipples adding to the problem. I put baby to breast with a nipple shield for most feeds and then supplement with a bottle and I pump 5 times a day. I do not think there is much milk transfer with the shiled but we try anyways as for pumping I can get up to an once for some pumps from both sides but most times I am only getting 10-15 mls or about half an ounce. Just wondering why the fluctuations and how to consistently pump a higher amount. Also starting to wonder if this is all worth it is this small amount of breast milke (about 5 ounces a day) really that beneficial to my baby? Any advice is appreciated!