My LO is 16 days old. The LC I was working with in the hospital told me to pump 8 times a day (bf is not working well, so I am pumping) for 15 minutes each time.
How much milk should I be getting either at each 15 minute pumping session or in total for the day????
I seem to be getting around 30ml (I think that's 1 oz) each pump session (around 15ml from each breast), but get more in the morning (around 60ml).
Also, if the pedi has us feeding her 2-3oz of formula per feeding (every 2.5 hours) and I manage to pump 1oz of bm, shouldn't I give her the 1oz of bm & 1-2oz of formula to total 2-3oz of food?
Long story, but she is on the feeding schedule and I am on the pumping schedule b/c she was severly underweight. She also does not wake up on her own to feed, we have to wake her up. She will sleep through the entire day if we let her!!
birth: 2/4/08 6.8lbs
d/c: 2/6/08 6.1lbs