I am still nursing DS (almost 3 months) but he has a high bubble palate, tight upper frenulum and issues with milk transfer. he nurses all the time and was gaing really slowly. I had to start supplementing since he was using too much energy to get the milk. the last 2 days he only had 2 oz each day of BM.
I have the lactina pump and I am trying to pump when ever I can which is about 3-4 times a day. DS doesn't have normal nursing cycles so pumping isn't at the same time since I nurse him when he needs it.
I use warm heat compresses and take domperidone but I can only pump 1 oz at most total from both most of the time it's a few drops to 1/2 oz from both. Even when my breast are slightly full feeling I cant pump a lot. they only started to get full feeling. I got my period back at 7 wks PP. this time around I haven;t even needed nursing pad since I don't leak. I also don't get a letdown sensation (not even with my first son and I nursed him with out problems) last night I pumped 3 hours after he last ate while he slept and got only a few drops.
Maybe I am cursed to be unresponsive to the pump. but is it possible to eventually get more per pump session? I've been pumping for about 3 weeks.
ETA I pumped after every feed when DS was in the PICU he was 8 day old and I pumped atleast 20 times and didn;t more than a few drops