Our son was born at 36weeks, on the 26th, and thankfully he only spent a week in the NICU. We brought him home for the 1st time last night and so far everything is going well.
We're feeding him every 3 hours, a mixture of breast milk & formula.
Q1. Mom started pumping the day after giving birth and so far, 8 days later, she's only producing about 1oz per breast. Is this normal?
She's pumping every 3 hours
Q2. Is there a time frame when she should start BF before its too late?
We're using the bottles that the NICU gave us. Not sure what type of nipple it is but he's drinking all his bottles per feeding.
Q3. From what I've been reading here, the baby is a better extractor than the pumps but do you think now is a good time to start BF seeing as how she's only producing an ounce?.. & is there a signal from the amount she produces, from the pumps, that would signify a green light to BF?
Q4. When do we start heating the bottles?
We're giving them at room temp.
I'm sure I'll have more questions but thats it for now, It's 1am....
Thank you for your time.