I have exclusively BF my Lo for 9 1/2 months and have for the past two days started pumping. My day is like this, he wakes at around 6:00 am for first feeding of the day and he's BF (I'd like to keep this nursing time). I then pump at around 8 am and have been getting a total of 5 to 6 oz. (one breast produces more than the other). I then go on to pump at 12 again, 4 and will start to pump at 8 pm as well (I'm trying to decide whether to keep this a nursing session as well ).
I get about 5 oz total from ea. session. Here r my questions:
1 - how much should he be eating total? I've been giving him 3 5oz bottles and then the two nursing sessions, but since I don't know how much he's getting when he nurses, I don't know if he's now getting enough milk throughout the day.
2 - is what I pump indicative of what he is/was getting at the breast?
3 - how much long should I be pumping for? I usually do around 10 mins. he usually nursed for 5-7 mins on one side only...on a good day, he'd nurse an additional 3 mins on the second side.
This is so confusing to me - any and all input is so appreciated.