Claire - posted on 02/15/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son is a little over 5 months old and I've been having pumping issues since day one. I'm a stay at home mom and I exclusively breast feed my son (he has started cereal and a couple of veggies now) but I purchased a cheap Medela pump for occasional bottle feeding. From the beginning I could hardly get any milk out and I figured it was just the pump - so we never gave my son a bottle (and he won't take one now). But I wanted to give him breast milk in his cereal so I went out and got a new, double electric Avent pump.
My son still nurses every two hours and he typically only feeds on one side (I found that he throws up if he eats on both and he still eats every two hours regardless of eating on one side or both). I was told milk supply is highest in the mornings, so I pump then after I nurse. The problem is I'm still am only able to get, on a good day, two ounces from one side and one ounce from the other. My son isn't losing weight and has always been gaining very well. Any suggestions on what the problem could be?? Is my supply low - or is it just that the milk doesn't come out when pumping?? I'm confused and frustrated!!