Hi--a couple of questions.
My LO is 3 months and I am looking to rebuild my milk supply. Here are some questions have.
1) Is it to late? I am currently pumping 3 to 4 times a day and get a total if 10 ounces. Will adding extra pumping sessions help? Or do I have to do tag least 8 sessions a day to rebuild supply?
2) if it is possible to rebuild supply by adding in extra sessions, what is the average time before I see an increase?
3) When pumping 8 sessions a day it equates to every 3 hours. Is that 3 hours from when you begun pumping or when you stop pumping?
4) how long should a pumping sessions last? I have read about 20 min but on some websites it also says to keep pumping until 5 minutes after the last drop? If I pump until after the last drop then each sessions is around 45 minutes, which means trying to fit 8 sessions in a day becomes difficult to manage.
My little one received a bottle early on in the hospital and we had to supplement with breast milk at around 2 weeks since he wasn't gaining weight back quickly. I have worked with several lactation consultants on his latch and nothing seems to help. Therefore, I started to pump and then also supplement with formula since I couldn't produce enough by just pumping. Now as he grows it seems like he is getting significantly more formula than breast milk and if possible I want to reverse that. Any additional information and advice would also be appreciated. My goal is to get from 3 to 4 sessions to at least 6 if it's not to late to rebuild supply.