I'm a new mom and my baby is almost 3 weeks old.
I'm so confused about the proper way or best way to feed my son.
My baby was born at 37 weeks via c-section. When I was still in the hospital I was exclusively breastfeeding every 2 hours thinking he was getting enough. My baby's weight dropped 9.5% by the third day. So I saw a lactation consultant and she said baby is latching well and seems to be swallowing good too. But when I tried to pump to evaluate how much milk I have considering baby had no poop on 2nd day, I was only able to get 2 ml at that time. So they had me supplement with formula. Over the last 2 weeks, I've been giving him 2 oz expressed breastmilk or formula (when my milk supply is low), afterwhich I let him latch for as long as he wants until he falls asleep which is just anywhere from 5-10 mins. Problem is lately my milk seems to be slowing down that I've been supplementing with formula more and more. I considered not pumping at all, but my baby falls asleep easily while at the breast so I'm concerned about how much milk he is able to take in. How long do u breastfeed and how often? Do u have a set schedule say 15 mins each breast (total 30) every 3 hours day/night? When do you start demand feeding? Is it best to nurse first then pump whatever is left? I just wanna be able to have more milk supply to give my baby.