new to EP, need advice
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|Thu, 05-05-2011 - 6:20am|
My baby just turned one month and ive been exclusively pumpingnow. I had issues with the latch from the beginning. And then recently had mastitis. That's when I decided that I would exclusively pump. I'm a little nervous as I hope I'm doing the right thing and am able to get enough supply.
I pump 8 times during a 24 hour period. Should I be pumping to empty out my breasts or just pump for 15-20 mins? I've heard both ways. Or do I just mimick when baby is feeding? She is quite a big baby and eats around 36-40 oz a day (I think she might have had a growth spurt). Her one month check up was great (weight was 75th percentile).
Right now, I have to supplement around 4oz with formula.
Can someone please advise as to how I need to make sure that my supply increases and can cope up w/ her demand?
Thanks so much!!