My son will be 2 months this Thursday.... I've been doing my best to strictly breastfeed. Sometimes though I have to leave him, and I try pumping and I just can seem to get enough. I'm only pumping like 3oz a session. When I'm actually just feeding him he seems to eat enough, so why can't I pump enough. It's hard on me because I have to work so pumping is a must I think, and it seems like I cant hardly get any out of the left boob as I do the right. I drink lots of water, I've been eating much healthier. What is wrong. I feel stressed out, sad, I just want to cry I'm so frustrated, and the idea of quitting or giving him formula just makes me feel horrible and guilty. I really want to stick with the breastfeeding.. I'm feeling so discouraged
3 oz is not an only. Average output is 1/2 to 2 oz! Pump output is not a reflection of supply because baby is MUCH more efficient than a machine. You're doing MUCH better than you think you are! Just make sure that bottles aren't too big (you want about 1.25 oz per hour of separation)
Yes, unless I'm off, but I guess I should pump then too so I can start a stash. My friend pumps like 6oz every time, and I'm like I can do like three, she made it seem like it wasn't normal, but if it is that's a little more comforting.
3ozs is good. it's normal. Just need to get a good supply stashed up. Do you pump every day?