I am wondering if I have a crappy breastpump. This is my story: I feed my 14 week old dd every 3 hours during the day - her first feed is at 6am and her last is at 10pm - she sleeps 8 hours (woo hoo!) She is big, happy, has lots of pee and poo and seems satisfied after she eats. If I pump one breast in the AM while she feeds off the other, I usually get 4 ounces. (I'm stockpiling for a business trip I have to take in August, but that's another story). So I'm figuring that if I feed her both sides, she's eating about 6-8 ounces on average. However, when I pump later in the day, I only can pull 2 ounces from one breast. This concerns me greatly - shouldn't I have an even flow throughout the day into the evening? Or is the large flow because I sleep all night and have tons when I wake up. Am I really normally just 2 ounces per side?
This morning I was only able to pump 2 ounces after 8 hours of sleep!!!!!
Doesn't that seem low, or is it just my paranoia?
I want to bf for as LONG as I can - hopefully to her first birthday.
on Jul. 2, 2007 at 11:28 AM