My LO is 11days old and I'm trying to start pumping to build supply and allow dH to feed her some. How often do you pump? how long? and how much do you normally get?
I wanna have an idea of what to expect realistically.
You don't really have to start pumping until BFing is established so your LO won't prefer the bottle (less work!). Usually around 4-5 weeks.
But when you do start, people typically pump ~1 hour after the first morning nursing session. At first, you may not get a lot, or anything at all. But as your body gets the message that you need more milk, you will get 2oz or more.
If you pump to REPLACE a feeding, then you can expect to get 3oz or 4oz, maybe even more. Depends on your body and your LO's demands.
The most I've ever gotten from 1 pumping session that replaced a feeding was 7oz. The least was probably ~1.5oz.