I am an Army wife living in Germany. I recently had a baby at 31 weeks of gestation. My baby was born early because his blood flow was too low and his was not gaining any weight. He was born at 1044 grams (2lbs. 5 oz.) and 34 cm (13") long. He is now 12 days old and weighs 1000 grams. I am trying to pump every 3 hours and take the milk to the hospital when I go.
The problem is that every time I pump, I average 10 milliliters per pumping!! This is both breasts and one breast produces most of the milk. I have noticed that after a full night's sleep I get more but it tapers off throughout the day.
What kind of milk production should I be getting? Is there a way to increase the production? Should I even continue pumping with as little milk as I am getting? Is there a better pumping technique I should try?
Thanks for the help