Re: Number of pumps/feeds per 24 hrs to maintain supply?
That's on the extreme low end for a 4 month-old baby. Maybe I'm being dim- is she getting bottles in addition to those 5 nursing sessions? Like, in a 24 hour period when you're not working, how many bottles, and how many nursing sessions?
Originally Posted by @llli*jhowell
The answer to this question varies from woman to woman. Some women can get what they need by picking longer sessions over more frequent ones, but most moms probably do better when choosing more frequent sessions over longer ones.
...so what i am getting at is, does it matter how LONG your breast go between sessions OR how many sessions you have per 24 hrs that matters the most for supply? I thought it was how many times. vs. how long. but can't remember.
Try adding in some pumping sessions during that late afternoon period. That will help keep your supply high for those times when you're with your baby, and may cut down on the fussiness.
..the issue is now that shes getting fussy/angry at the breast in the later afternoon when my supply is at its lowest of the day.
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