Dec 26, 2011
Adalyn is now 3 weeks old and is doing amazing! She is such a laid back baby and I am so blessed! My DD and DS both had colic that showed up around 3 weeks and had horrible problems with formula so I am so thankful that we are able to breastfeed Adalyn.
I have a few questions though that I am hoping there are some ladies out there that would be willing to help me out with.
Adalyn does latch but since she had low blood sugars after birth she took a bottle and would prefer that over the breast but I can get her to latch but she normally will fall asleep on me before she takes in a full feeding which in turn causes her to not empty the breast completely. So I have been pumping mostly and giving her breast milk through a bottle which I am ok with since at least she is still getting the breast milk versus formula. I would however like her to latch more though so when we are out and about it would be easier to just feed her versus wondering if I have a bottle pumped.
1. How can I get her to latch more and actually finish a feeding?
2. Will just pumping increase my supply? Such as, will my body know to increase the supply when she picks up on how much she is taking?
3. At 3 weeks old, I am pumping around 2 oz per breast every 3 hours. Is that normal or is that too little? She takes the whole pumping (4 oz.) each feeding every 3 hours also. So how can I start storing milk away when it seems like she is eating everything I am pumping?
4. I have to go back to work the end of January so how do I start a stock pile of milk?
Any tips or advice you can share on breastfeeding would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!