I have a few questions about pumping. First, a little background information on us:
My dd is 5 months old and is exclusively breastfed. She has reflux/gas/colic and is on Zantac for these issues.
I single side feed. I was told that I should then try and pump following a feed on the side that she just ate on. I am getting nothing - a few drops here and there, but after ten minutes of pumping I have nothing to show for it. I used to pump quite a bit and would get 2-4 ounces after she fed. I stopped pumping for various reasons and now want to get a supply going again so that my husband can bottle feed her from time to time.
So, my questions are:
Say she feeds on the left side at 7 a.m., should I then pump the right side at 7 a.m.? If I do this, will there be enough there for her to eat at her next feed when she is due to feed on the right side?
I guess my question really is, how do you pump when you single side feed? Logistically it doesn't make any sense to me...
Thanks in advance.