I have been breast feeding and pumping for my baby boy for 5 months now. He gets three 4 oz bottles while I'm at work, and I nurse him on demand while home.
I have tried pumping in the evening after his last feeding and sometimes I get NOTHING at all! During work I pump every 3 hours and usually get 1.5-2 oz's out of each breast. Is this normal to be completely empty at the end of the day? I have been drinking mother's milk tea for the past week ad that hasnt seemed to help. is there a way i can produce more milk at work also? He does nurse 2-3 times a night as well.
Also, my MIL seems to think the 4 oz bottles are not enough. She claims he is still hungry because he keeps sucking on the bottle after the milk is gone. He is with his dad all day and my husband says he is fine with 4 ozs, but I worry and would never want my baby to go hungry. He does get a jar of baby food around 530 pm and we are going to start giving him another in the morning.
And finally, he has recently started waking up 6 times a night. He isn't always nursing every time but I'm concerned as to why all of a sudden he would start doing this? Any advice would be helpful, I'm at my wits end, it's been a long road with breast feeding so far and I plan on going until he is ready to stop.