My dd is 5 months old. I pumped when she was younger and produced an adequate supply. Now, I'm trying to pump again and make bottles occasionally and sometimes I only get a little more than an ounce and that might be in the middle of the night. I try in the morning as well and get a little below 2 ounces or ounce and half. Also, one breast definately doesn't produce as much and she stops eating soon, I always seem to switch her to the other side and now I don't think I have enough in my left during several times of the day.
What is the best time to pump? In between two feedings? Like an hour after a feeding? Or right after a feeding? Can I build up supply again at the pump at 5 months? Sometimes, I get a mark on my aerola(sp?) from the nipple shield and wonder if this is contributing to the problem. I need help because I'd like to get out some and leave a bottle with a sitter. Would you say 4 ounces is enough for a 5 month old.
Thanks for your help!!!