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how much do i pump for a two week old and how do i give it to her?

she took an extremely long nap so i pumped one side, i think i got two ounces or so i cant reach it right now, but i didnt want to waste any so i stopped

how much should she be eating and do i just give it to her with a bottle later? (dad will)

 
staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 3:35 PM on Nov. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Well then i would just see if that is enough for her, It probably is. And if not then you can just feed her, and next time you know you need more. Hope you get lots of sleep!
    Amanda7891

    Answer by Amanda7891 at 3:59 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • i would try and pump at least 4 oz if you arent goign to be around later when dad gives it to her later, just in case she eats more than 2 oz. Yes give it to her in a bottle, thats really the only way you can give it to her. GL
    Amanda7891

    Answer by Amanda7891 at 3:45 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • i'll be here, just hopefully sleeping.

    it was the first time i pumped and this medela makes an awful noise so she was stirring awake.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:49 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • 2 ounces is a fantastic amount to pump- keep it for when you are gone. 1 -1.5 oz for every hour you are gone is the rule, more is okay but not necessary. You will not run low on milk if you pump- your breasts produce milk as the baby or pump extracts it, you can't run out before the baby/pump is done. At two weeks I would say give it in a bottle with a slow flow nipple to mimic how she has to suck from the breast; that way nipple confusion is reduced.
    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 4:18 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • One ounce per hour of separation. Put that milk in the freezer. Don't waste it on a feed when you're right there. Trust me...I wasted milk foolishly that way!

    ALWAYS a slow flow nipple...a breastfed baby never moves off it.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:44 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • You can freeze breast milk for later or when someone else keeps her for you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • it wasnt enough, got woken up lol
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:34 PM on Nov. 19, 2009