Although this is my third child this is the first one I have been able to exclusively give breast milk. I have never pumped before. I have been pumping a bit for the last week but I am wondering what I am doing to my supply and if I am even going about it right.
What I need to know is how long (roughly) it takes my body to reproduce my milk. I have breast fed after my baby feeds and only got a couple oz verses when I do it in the morning after he doesn't feed as much.
I do realize it will be more in the morning. But here is my dilemma. My baby feeds frequently right now, pretty much every hour on the hour unless he is sleeping. He is just shy of 4 weeks old. I pump when he is sleeping and keep that stock piled but sometimes that isn't even possible. I pretty much do that only once a day because I am to lazy at night to do it.
I am not going to work or going back to work, I just want some on hand for when we go somewhere or if I just need a break from one feeding at home.
If I am only pumping once a day and irregularly how is that going to effect my supply?
I feel like I am rambling here but I just really don't know what to do! Any info is great and ask questions if need be so I can know what I am doing. Thank you for any info!