Thanks for all the breastfeeding advice in response to my previous post :)
My breastfeeding journey is getting better now. At least I can now consistently get 2 oz (sometimes 2.5oz) out of the pump while I'm nursing baby Erin. Not sure how much she takes directly.....baby is supposed to be more efficient than the pump but this little one keeps falling asleep on the job!
But I reckon she should get at least 1 oz by herself, so with the pumped out 2 oz, that's at least 3oz per feed. Yeah, she takes ALL that I pump out during each nursing session. Was hoping to get extra to store but there's always no leftover when I offer her the bottle of expressed milk. Extra would be nice (I have 6oz stored up) but my immediate concern is to fatten up my little one - her limbs are still so thin and lanky .....when oh when will she have fat fleshy thighs???
What I'm doing now -
1) During the day, I nurse and pump at the same time. Approx every 2-3 hours interval. Each session takes approx 45 mins.
2) Night time, I nurse her directly lying down.
3) Take GNC Fenugreek tablet twice day. And 2 calcium pills (leftover supplement from pregnancy) in the morning.
4) Drink loads of water!
5) Try to relax and just focus on getting enough milk. Everything else is secondary for now. (let hubby worry about stuff like buying/selling shares, interest rates etc. He heh)
Am going to persevere in this breastfeeding journey!! Wish me luck!
Some photos of Elyssa & Erin -