By Katherine C. from Reno, NV
How do you honestly know if the milk you're producing is sufficient for the baby? Just going through the process doesn't guarantee that the baby is getting enough to satisfy it? My new grandbaby acts like she's still hungry. And HEAVEN FORBID a mother-in-law to suggest WITHOUT PROOF that this may not be the best idea? I've raised three children on bottles and this is a new one on me. Please help!
congrats on the new grand baby! I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in as I had always wondered the same thing. My first two children I breast were full term and breast fed, my third was 8 weeks premature and the NICU said I would need to pump. I pumped for 40 days, for 15-20 minutes every 3 hours. I produced about 5-6 oz. per breast at each pumping session. The lactation specialist said that was within normal range, but of course each baby and mom are different and supply and demand varies. Hope that helps!