Alisha - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
*Daughter will be 5 months on the 24th*
I know this is not the norm, but I have a very strong let down and usually have to pump some just so my little one doesn't chock. I've had a few mornings when I've pumped and gotten well over 20oz between both breasts. I usually pump in the morning and have a bottle for daughter so that we can get out of the house on time and then the sitter feeds her.
In the beginning I had to exclusively pump since daughter was born 4 weeks early and just couldn't get the hang of latching on. I continued to try and at 2.5 months she finally caught on! :D
She typically takes about a 5oz bottle at the sitter's and I can easily pump 6-9oz on one breast. Has anyone else experienced this and is there anything I can do to help my body get on track with her? My poor freezing is overflowing with EBM and half the time I have to pump and dump when we run out of room.