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Name: 04nidak
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My son was born May 13th so he is 10 days old and I have been breastfeeding him and starting when he was 3 days old I was told to supplement with formula for weight gain reasons. I got a pump in style advance yesterday and have been breastfeeding, then supplementing with 1 oz pumped milk and 1 oz formula after he nurses.

My question is when I pump, it doesn't seem to matter if I pump before he nurses or after I usually get right around 1 oz total from both sides. Shouldn't I be able to pump more than that at this point? I want to eliminate the formula and only breastfeed and supplement with pumped milk, but I know he won't be satisfied on only 1 oz pumped milk as he already acts hungry after nursing and taking his bottles. How much should I be able to pump right now? What can I do to increase my supply. I am so nervous that my supply is going to dry up, things are going better than my attempt with my first born, but I just don't know what to do to be able to breastfeed/pump exclusively without the use of formula. Please give me any advice you have, I truly appreciate it.
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Name: mamal | Date: May 24th, 2008 3:04 PM
Here is an article that should address your concerns. BTW 1 oz per session is perfect! You are doing great!!! If you want to just do breastmilk you will be able to and I have a feeling you will be able to with out using bottles as well. Hang in there! You are doing it!!
http://www.kellymom.com/b
f/pumping/pumping_decrease.html
 

Name: 04nidak | Date: May 24th, 2008 10:43 PM
Thank you mamal! I talked to the lactation consultant from the hospital and she told me I should be able to pump around 24 oz per day and I am not getting that much so I was starting to feel overwhelmed with it all. No matter how much he nurses, has the pumped milk or formula he always seems hungry and I'm so afraid I am not making enough to fill him up, but I'm going to keep going and hope things pick up. Thank you again, I really appreciate you taking the time to give me advice! 

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