HI - we are going to be leaving the NICU in the next week most likely. My son was born at 34 weeks and will be about 38 weeks when we leave. I've been pumping at least 8 times a day and am getting 20-30 ml each session - not enought to feed him yet. I'm working on increasing my supply. He has been able to try to breastfeed once a day. We will up that to twice a day when we go home. He gets worn out pretty easily.
I'm wondering if there is hope to breastfeed him exclusively, or am I going to have to breastfeed, bottle feed AND pump to make this work? It is exhausting doing it all.
Any ideas on how to increase my the amount I breastfeed so that I can reduce the amount I have to pump over the long run?