So I had a preemie in the beginning of Nov, so I started pumping 8x per day to establish a milk supply. Well, it turns out I was making about 40-45 oz per day, and the lactation consultant at the hospital told me I could start cutting down my pumping to 6x per day. Well, I'm now pumping 5-6x per day, and expressing about 25-35 oz of milk per day... but that is in ADDITION to breastfeeding, which we've been doing the last week. So now I'm BFing about 70-90 minutes per day, as well as pumping 5-6 times per day.
At what point do I know my baby (who has still not yet reached his due date) is getting enough milk so I can wean more from the pump? I know I'm currently making more milk than he needs, but I'm really scared to wean more because I'm afraid my great milk supply might diminsh too much and then I won't have enough. On the one hand, I like knowing I have an abundance of milk so I don't worry about the baby getting enough... on the other hand, I want to wean off this pump since now he's breastfeeding. Any advice??