hi ladies, this is the first time posting here. i had a question i don't know if others have had this problem.
first time mommy to precious little boy who is 3 months now and about 13 lbs. he was 5 1/2 lbs at birth!
at first i was pumping every 2-3 hrs to increase my supply before goin back to work to make sure i had a good stash. then at about 8 wks, my letdown started becoming really strong to the point where baby was choking and gagging and pulling away from me. so then i tried to just nurse from one side at a time when i was at home with him and at night. so then while at work, i pump one breast at a time as well to simulate the baby breastfeeding.
baby still pulls away at the breast, and if i'm in the middle of a letdown, i will let the milk go into a washcloth, and baby seems to tolerate it okay. but now i've noticed when i pump at work, i'm only pumping 2oz-3oz from each side at a time. i'm worried my supply is startin to go down and i'm not making enough for the baby. should i go back to pumping both breasts at the same time and then when i breastfeed, continue feeding one breast at a time?
this is my first baby and first time breastfeeding/pumping so i appreciate any comments!