I gave birth on 08/22. After losing my sanity with breastfeeding exclusively, my husband and I decided to start pumping so he can help out with feeding.
I have been pumping for about 4 days now, and am wondering how much milk I should be getting with each pumping session?
For the first two days, I was pumping plus still putting the baby to the breast. For the last two days, I pumped exclusively to see if that would help my supply.
I do not pump during the night (which I know is not ideal).
My first pumping session of the day, after a hot shower, produces a total of 7.5 ounces of milk (total from both breasts); that is pumping for about 30 minutes.
My subsequent pumpings, which I do about every 2 hours, only give me about 2 oz total.
How much should I be able to pump?