My LO is 4 weeks old, and we had to supplement with formula when he was 12 days old because he lost a whole pound of his weight. We were told to give him 1 to 2 ozs after every feeding. It worked great, he gained 9oz is 3 days! But now, he's nursing from both sides for 15-20 minutes, and drinking at least 3, if not 4 oz of formula every feeding! I'm trying to pump so that he's getting more breast milk than formula, but I'm having a hard time getting anything out!
I've pumped a few times, but I've never even gotten 1/4 of an ounce! And that's both sides! I feel like he must not be getting anything while nursing even if he does it for 20 minutes. He always fusses until he has a bottle. How much did any of you get the first few times you've pumped? Am I just not making any milk, or is it normal not to get pretty much anything out the first couple of times?
I'm using a Medela manual pump, and it kinda hurts like hell to use it.