Re: 4 week old Baby-Breastfeeding/Pumping
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby! I'm sorry you didn't get more assistance in the hospital, when you needed it so badly.
It is absolutely not too late to get your baby to latch or to increase your milk supply.
This link covers getting a baby back to the breast: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/ The skin-to-skin and instant reward techniques are said to be especially helpful. I'd also love for you to try a nipple shield, as they can be really useful tools for getting non-latching babies to the breast.
Increasing supply is usually a matter of increasing the frequency and completeness of milk removal from the breast, and of having the right tools for the job. The more often you drain the breast, the more milk you'll make. For this to happen, you need the right tools: a very good double electric pump (preferably hospital grade) with correctly sized shields. You'll want to use them as often as possible, using the pump to mimic the type of demand offered by a newborn. That means pumping 10-12 times a day or every 2-3 hours, or more frequently if you can manage it, for around 15-20 minutes at a time. Now, if you are unable to maintain that sort of pump schedule you should still see results, albeit not as rapidly.
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