Re: Retrying breastfeeding after exclusive pumping
The fact that your baby is willing to nurse after an extended period of just getting bottles is such an advantage- so many moms who want to retry breastfeeding discover that their babies are unwilling to go back to the breast. And your supply is terrific. The average intake for a breastfed baby is 19-30 oz per day, and you're producing a significant excess from that figure. So you're way ahead in the game already!
I don't think anyone can answer your "how long will this take" question. The answer is unique to every mama-baby pair. Some babies could go back to exclusive nursing in a day's time, others could take weeks or never go back at all.
Since you have great production, I think you could safely simply nurse the baby every time she exhibits hunger cues or gets fussy, while tracking her diaper output carefully for the next week or so. As long as her diaper output is normal, she's getting enough milk. Keep the pump handy; because you are currently producing excess milk and your baby is re-mastering the art of nursing, there's a chance that you could end up engorged or with a plugged duct, and you want the pump to help you out if that happens.
You're doing awesome! Be patient with yourself and with her. We're all for you!
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