Re: Tiny newborn too sleepy...small mouth
So the LC says to continue to pump, and the doc says to stop? I don't know that there's a right or a wrong answer here... On the one hand, once baby is gaining appropriately from nursing alone, is nursing frequently enough, and pain is minimal, there's generally no need to pump. The baby will maintain supply all on her own. But on the other hand, pumping does provide a form of insurance- in terms of maintaining supply- for a very small, very new baby who is still getting nursing worked out. The risks to pumping are, one, that you can provoke an oversupply from too much pumping (and oversupply can make nursing much harder for the baby), and two, that you may be squandering precious time and energy by slaving over the pump. I think that continuing to pump small amounts (0.5-1 oz) after nursing, a few times per day, is actually a good compromise. You keep your supply just a wee bit higher than baby would by herself, but you don't risk pumping yourself into oversupply because you're being disciplined about taking small amounts.
Glad the pain is going away!
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