Hi. I am new to the boards. I have a 5 week old DD. After many months of fertility treatments, she arrived on July 10.
I tried to BF, but my DD kept falling asleep and I was worried she wasn't getting enough to eat. So I started supplementing with similac. Instead of nursing, I pump every three hours during the day.
I usually get about 3 ounces on each breast in the morning and about 1 to 1.5 ounces one each throughout the day. I am wondering if this amount is normal.
I also heard that once my baby starts eating more, if I am only pumping (not actually nursing) I will not be able to make enough to meet her feeding demands. Is this true?
Finally, if I wanted to try to BF again now that my DD is a little older and more alert during feedings, is this possible?