I know as a FTM I have questions and concerns regarding feedings and love the support this board has brought to many women. Wanted to make a place for everyone to ask their questions regarding feedings no matter whether LO is breast or formula fed. Hoping this can be a place of only support which we all need!
I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to pump while breast feeding to increase my saved supply. I'm trying to pump in the morning and during LOs morning nap after a feeding but I'm only getting about 4oz between those two pumping sessions. Ive increased my water intake and eating oatmeal daily. I've tried to pump for a short time after every feeding but I've found that DS gets mad bc he's not getting enough during his feedings then and I end up having to feed him part of what I pumped. Also was just wanting to vent about hating the MOTN feedings. DS is 5.5 weeks old and breast fed and the 3am and 5am feedings are brutal! I think my month plus of sleep deprivation is finally catching up to me bc it's so hard to stay awake for the almost hour it takes to feed, change, feed and rock to sleep. Idk what Id do without my phone to keep me awake, but I've still dozed off a few times and it scares me.
Thanks ladies and bring on those questions and awesome support!