Melanie - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have been successfully breastfeeding my bs for 8 weeks. I rarely/but sometimes supplement him with formula in the evening - one feeding. He has been sleeping through the night (5-6hrs) since we brought him home. I want to get a supply of breast milk started and have started to pump after his second feeding in the morning. Two days I have been able to get 4 ounces in 30 minutes of single pumping. It seems the two feedings after I pump he is not getting enough - he is fussing on the breast (completely out of character for him). And this attitude continues through the day. A health nurse said morning would be best to pump because he is not eating through the night - his last feeding is at 10/11 and his morning feeding is at 530. Is it possible I just won't have enough to sustain him and get at least 4 ounces in the freezer each day? Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This is my first - so far so good. I plan to breastfeed until at least 6 months. Thanks!!