I'm a new mom with a 12 week old son and I have two questions. The first is regarding milk supply.
I just returned to work 4 weeks ago and have been pumping twice a day at work, once around 11:30 and again around 4:00. At first I was able to get 4 ozs. from each breast, but now I get 4 ozs. from one and 2 1/2 from the other. Is there something you suggest to do for the breast that is not producing as much? The one breast has always been not as abudent as the other and my son definately favors the one side. I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up with what I need for daycare everyday. I'm trying to go by the guidelines of what the Dr. recommended my son to eat, 4 ozs. every 3 to 4 hours.
Which leads me to my second question. When daycare gives him the 4 ozs. he chugs it and when he is done, he screams. Does he need more? My thought to this is that it takes so much longer for him to nurse that he gets filled up even though it is the same amount. But, I don't really know how much he gets from me, is it 4 ozs.? Should I supplement with formula? Should I try 5 ozs.?