Re: Pumped for a baby in NICU, nursing, and oversupply
I think you're right to want to go slowly when it comes to reducing supply down to a level that more accurately meets your baby's needs. My suggestion would be to focus on how you feel, rather than on pumping for a certain time increment right after nursing. Let's say you nurse and you feel pretty okay- how about waiting a while before picking up the pump? As long as you're not uncomfortably full, you don't really need to pump (barring the development of a plugged duct or mastitis). And if you do get uncomfortable, then you either offer the breast to the baby or you pump- or, preferably, hand express- enough milk to restore comfort. And once you're comfortable, you just wait for baby to be ready to nurse again.
Have you seen a LC or IBCLC about the plan to supplement? A lot of 36-37 week babies nurse just fine, and no supplements are needed. A LC/IBCLC might help you figure out if supplements are really necessary, or whether they're just more work for you.
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