I am now 8.5 months into nursing and really proud of myself for going this long. (My goal was to get to 6 months.) I want to make it to a year.
My concern is that I am not getting the amount of milk my daughter needs...( I end up having to supplement one bottle a day) ...so I have two questions:
1.) I know that the more I pump/nurse...the more my milk will increase...how much pumping exactly are we talking? Should I do it every 2 hours, every 4? AND....when should I see the results...does it take a week of doing this...or only a few days?
2.) I realize everyone is different...but I am lucky if I get 3 ounces a pump session while at work. Is this pretty typical for this stage? (My daughter is eating baby food 3 times a day and usually has about 20-24 oz of milk a day. I nurse her before and after work and she gets 3-4 oz bottles with her day care provider.)
There is just not enough info on what is normal and what you should expect when trying to increase your supply.
Thank you in advance for your help, thoughts and advice.
Mother to Bella - born 8/30/07