I'm not sure where to put this question, so here goes. I have been getting up in the night to pump for quite some time because my twins sleep from 8-4 every night. I try to get up about 1 am. The last few nights however I have been getting up and getting my pump hooked up then I fall asleep and end up pumping for over an hour or more. I got 6.5 ozs last night. I have only ever been able to pump about 4 ozs during that session.
I have always had to supplement my boys with some formula. Right now they are getting one 4 oz bottle of formula a day and the rest is breast milk while at daycare. I nurse them while I am home.
My question is should I be trying to make the boys eat at 1 am instead of pumping? I use that milk as part of the milk they receive at daycare everyday. Up until the last few nights of falling asleep I have only been able to pump about 14-16 ozs between 5 sessions. Now I am able to pump about 20 ozs.
On the weekends when I am home with them, I let them nurse on demand and I still end up having to supplement with at least 1 4 oz bottle.