My baby is refusing the breast, so I am pumping to keep up my supply and to continue giving her breast milk. ( ( I have to giver her a few feedings of formula, but mainly breastmilk.)
I am worried about not increasing or maintaining my milk supply. I simply cannot bear to pump more than 4 times a day. I have found that longer pumping session yield more milk. I have very large breasts, and although everyone says this dsoesn't affect breastfeeding, I wonder if they don't hold more milk at a time, thus the higher yield when I pump longer, less often.
My question is- will this maintain my milk supply? I am at about 14 oz a day, (pumping 3-4 times for a half hour or more) for my 4 week old. (she is small, born at 6 lbs) I think she is taking 16-20 a day.
Any advice? If she won't take the breast, I want to give her at least some of my milk for as long as I can, so I need to make the situation bearable for me, her and my husband...