UPDATED (After appt) Any way to increase pump output? ADDED Log from yesterday and today
UPDATE So I am more discouraged than anything. Emmalynn has only gained 20oz in 48 days, 4oz shy of the lowest goal weight gain they would want to see. I thought Kellymom said .25-1oz a day is normal but according the ibclc it has to be .5-1oz. Baby is only transferring 1oz on the left and 3/4oz on the right. This was the 9am feeding and she said it should have been the highest feeding of the day, even though she nursed at 1am, 3am, and 6am. She told me my body was failing at breastfeeding. She didn't tell me anything helpful. She said I need to increase supplements after feedings to 2oz instead of one, give her formula as her last bottle of the night so she will get more calories and sleep through the night instead of nursing through the night. I am continuing more milk plus, and I have ordered domperidone even though she said it probably wont work. She kept asking me if I really liked breastfeeding, that supplementing was more stress and aggravating then most women want to take on.
I really don't know what do say or do anything. She basically told me to opposite of what everyone else has said and what I have read....
I'm not sure where to turn at this point.
So today is the most I have gotten by pumping. And that is because I got a hand pump and just pump at my desk. In the 13 hours I'm away from baby I'm only getting 3oz typically. Today I got 4.5oz in 7 pumping sessions. I found that I am getting more with the hand pump then I am with the double electric. DD nurses when I get home/pick her up. Then she nurses basically the entire time on and off until 10pm when we go to bed then she nurses herself to sleep. She wakes at 1am and 3am to nurse, then at 5am she nurses until 630am sometimes 7am.
At daycare she is getting 3-4oz bottles every 3-4 hours (so basically 4 bottles) while I am gone since I am not the one to drop her off. I do pick her up though. I have donor milk but I know I am making more than I am able to pump out even with my supply issues. Is there a way to increase it?
I get to work at 6am and I leave at 6pm. I have an hour drive to and from work.
|3:30||.25 (1 side L)|
|3:55||.25 (1 side R)|
|9:55||5cc (R only)|