Re: Need to Pump a Bottle at 5 Weeks...and then infrequently
If you just need a little stash you could take the opportunity to pump when/if baby misses a feeding, like if s/he sleeps through a nursing session or whatever. This is probably something to think about for future nights out, rather than your upcoming doc's appointment, since your baby is so little right now s/he's probably eating pretty frequently and not settled into much of a routine. For now I'd suggest you pump for ten minutes or so after nursing here and there. I wouldn't do it every time, you don't want to give yourself oversupply, but once or twice a day, maybe in the morning when most moms' supplies are at their highest. You won't get much at a time, but it will add up and you can put it together to make a bottle.
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