My son is 3 and a half weeks old, he's been EBF since birth. I have to have surgery tomorrow and I am pumping so that he can have breastmilk while I am down and out until I'm able to be awake enough to BF him. I have tried feeding him breastmilk from a bottle in the past, but he will only take the real thing! My hubby is going to attempt to give him a bottle (We have no choice) or use a syringe to feed him my EBM. (Ooh, he's gonna have lots of fun! )
But, I have no idea how much to give him! And, do we do it every 2-3 hours like he nurses? Or different? Plus, I am worried about the anesthesia--is that going to be safe for breastfeeding? How long do I wait if it's not? How many oz. of milk will I need for that amount of time? Help, I'm kind of going crazy here!!!