Michelle - posted on 11/29/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My lo is 15 days old and I am trying to exclusively pump every three hours. I yield about 2-2.5 oz of milk for him but last night that amount seems to not be enough. He was fussy and making sucking noises after feeing him 2.5 plus oz of breast milk. From the beginning I had to supplement with formula in addition to breastfeeding and pumping after each feed bc my supply was low. It's been a week and half and I thought by now my supply would come in yet it doesn't seem that way. I have been taking fenugreek and staying hydrated too. I want to exclusively pump since nursing I don't know how much he is getting. He never seems satisfied with nursing. I'm getting very discouraged and feel like a failure hat I'll never be able to give him enough milk. Any advice on how long milk supply and surplus can take? Also I I'm doing something wrong and should continue to nurse as opposed to exclusively pump?