7. My baby does sleep well and I have had to wake her for feedings, however she does stay awake for the duration of feedings.
When feeding her I change her diaper first then remove her shirt for chest to chest time until she bobs her head and starts to smack her lips (usually this is anywhere from 1-4 minutes) then I breast feed her for as long as she will take each breast. She is alert during feeding and suckles consistently. Then I will burp her. I then feed her my pumped breast milk from the session before. I will again burp her and dress her back up then swaddle her. At this time I look for the signs of her being still hungry.. bobbing her head suckling my skin smacking her lips and so forth. If she is still hungry (which has been one hundred percent of the time so far I will feed her the additional donor milk. As of right now that is 30ml my milk and 35ml donor milk feed via bottle. After feeding her I use the breast pump. Usually I am able to get 30ml after my last feeding I was only able to extract 5ml.