i just starting going back to work this past wednesday and so far so good w/ the pumping and supply i THINK. here's some info:
-i pump 2x/day for 15 minutes about every 3 hours as that is all i think i can manage consistently and i work a 40-hour week.
-i feed my daughter twice before i go to work in the morning and once i get home to keep up w/ my typical 7x/day routine and it seems to work. of course i BF her as usual after that while at home. this was also recommended to help keep my supply up.
-i pump about 3 oz./session and assume that is what she takes in a feeding. i've never figured out how much she takes when she BF's since i never did a full session of pumping while at home w/o her BF prior to me pumping. that was for storage purposes b4 i went back to work.
-is 3 oz. considered okay for her? it seems low compared to when i ask other moms who have BF'd. my DH who has been caring for her while i'm at work said one day she didn't finish the bottle in one feeding but yesterday seemed to want more.
-i seem to have let-down once every 5 minutes totaling the 3 oz. in 15 min. should i be having more when pumping in a session?
-what is considered a "low supply"?
-is it normal for a BF'd baby to be pooping 3x or less in a day?
-basically, how do i know if my baby is eating enough while i am gone?
-does the amount what she needs ever increase as she gets older?
as u can tell, i'm all over the place w/ stuff since my mind is overwhelmed right now. i always worry about decreasing my supply since getting back to work and her ending up underweight. she's a small baby as it is but her dr. said as of her 2-month appt. that her weight (9lbs. 6oz.)was good compared to the "curve" and she was doing well. she was born @ 7lbs. 6oz. BTW. any input would be greatly appreciated!!