I was in the hospital for a few days last week (M-Th). I got to nurse my baby only one time a day but pumped with a hospital grade pump every 4-6 hours. I am wondering if the constant nursing ds is now doing is because of me being gone and he is making sure I am still there. He drank about 5oz every 4-5 hours with dh but it seems sometimes he is on me every 3 hours at least and more during the night. Or is it his constant teething? (has 7 teeth) I don't know if I should stop nursing him when he is just playing around like he does where he will nurse a few minutes and look around and be done. I am not sure that is helping my supply and afraid to pump because then it is time for a regular nursing session.
Also I have no had full breasts but when I was in the hospital I was full after 3-4 hours and could pump more then I ever have. I pumped around the clock for his next days feedings plus some frozen. Why was I full then but never now?
Lastly the age old question how many ounces of milk should my ds get? He is around 18 or so pounds and gets 2-3x solids a day. I read that it should be 25-40oz and I no way have the upper end. I would guess he gets around 30oz.