Now I pump and supplement with 2 oz breastmilk. She was 7 lbs at birth, 6 lbs 5 oz at her lowest, and as of last Thursday 7 lbs 9 oz. The lactation consultant said I have an overactive letdown and this caused my daughter to have trouble nursing.
I have questions on how to get my daughter strictly on the breast while ensuring she's still getting enough to eat. When I pump I usually get about 8 oz but have gotten up to 12. How often should I pump to avoid contributing to my oversupply?
Also, when we met with the LC she was weighed pre and post nursing and she got 1 oz from one breast and 0.4 oz from the other. She doesn't always nurse that well so I don't know if that's typical but how much should I supplement with after each nursing session?
Lastly, her pediatrician said not to let her nurse for longer than 15 minutes bc she'll end up burning more calories than she takes in. Have you ladies heard this before?
Thank you for your help!!!