Occational Pumping Question?
Hey ya'll. I had my daughter 3 and a half weeks ago, I am a stay-at-home mom so I am exclusively breastfeeding her. I started pumping about a week ago, just to build a supply in case, I need someone to watch her for a bit or I go on a medication that isn't bfing safe. I truly don't want my daughter to ever touch a drop of formula!
Two days ago, I pumped twice (two different times, about 15 minutes each time) and go about 5 oz all.
Yesterday I pumped once and only got 1.5 oz's.
My question is, how often should I pump? I just ordered some Funegreek and Blessed Thistle to have it in the house in case I have any issues down the road. (They don't sell it in our stores on base.) Should I be on a pumping schedule? I nurse on demand, but I have no clue how to regulate pumping.
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Birth: 9 lbs 14.5 oz, 4 days: 9 lbs 2 oz, 1 week: 9 lbs 6.6 oz, 2 weeks: 10 lbs 2 oz, 1 month: 12 lbs 1 oz