I don't really want to get into my story but here are a few facts to help you answer my question.
I don't have a baby but she would have been a preemie. She would be 30 weeks by now.
My breastmilk came in (kind of) so I'm trying to donate it.
I didn't get the pump till day 4 but was leaking starting day 2.
I only get about 1oz to 2 oz per pumping session.
I've TRIED to do it every 2 hrs but at night sometimes let it slip till 6hrs because I can't wake up.
Obviously I can't do the normal things that women can do to "let their milk down" I have no baby to look at/hear/smell and thinking of it just makes me sad. I can't take lactation drugs or herbs because then I couldn't donate it. Warm compresses and massage don't seem to help...
My question is this. I've been told by several people (not Drs or nurses... just family and friends) that the milk I'm producing would be enough for a preemie and that's why I don't have alot. They go on to say that it will come in eventually and to just keep pumping. I've looked it up online but am getting mixed answers. Since you guys actually HAVE preemies I want to know what kind of results you are getting if you're pumping.
Last but not least. I'm not looking to be praised for what I'm doing. It's just something I have to do because I can. I'm just looking for a honest answer to an honest question...
Thank you for your help.