Re: Building up a Supply
My daughter nursed for hours at a time at that age. I still don't think she was getting more than an ounce an hour.
I think that the issue with giving him 8 ounces at once is that it could stretch his stomach out and then he would always want 8 ounces at once which could lead you down the road of formula feeding or exclusive pumping because it will be difficult for you to keep up with that...
Perhaps you could try giving him 3 or 4 ounces and then offer a pacifier to suck on?
How long did he go before and after the 8 ounces? The average baby needs around 24 ounces of milk in a day - so that's a third of his calories for one day in one sitting. That is a lot.
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months