My LO is 15 days old and hasn't gained any weight in a week. I am in a HUGE amount of pain when I breastfeed and absolutely dread doing it. I think its become a stressful event for both of us. We've come to the conclusion that its probably his latch and may look into consulting with a lactation specialist. Right now my main concern is getting him to gain weight and in the meantime I need to supplement with some formula and pump (pumping doesn't hurt). Yesterday I started pumping every 3 hours and don't get a huge amount, not enough to keep up with what LO eats. I know he's more effective at emptying the breast than the pump but right now that's not an option.
My question is how often should I pump, every time LO eats? And for how long?
Also, does anyone know how many ounces he should be getting a day? Is there a chart or something that shows guidelines for eating amounts and age?