im going out on friday night for the 1st time since ds was born 7 weeks ago. i need to express so mum can keep him while i am out.
ive been trying to express since friday past but im only getting about an ounce each time and then ds isnt getting enough at his next feed. ive tried expressing straight after a feed but theres nothing there. ive expressed after the first feed of the day but still very little and if i leave it any later its too close to his next feed and there isnt enough for him. what can i do?
If you try to express after feeding you're unlikely to get that much as your hungry baby has probably drunk the easy to get milk already. Expressing gets more fruitful if you do it more often but 7 weeks is still earlyish to try. Don't give up as more will arrive. Is there any time of day yet when your ds stretches for a longer gap in between feeds? Morning best, if at all possible.
I'm sure a BF expert will be along later with more advice.
booyhoo, Watching this with interest - i have similar problem but need to get a bottle daily as can't get DD to settle in the evening without an ebm topup. Only time i can get milk out is in middle of night midway between going to bed and DD waking for a feed :-( About 2am as you mentioned!!! I have to set my alarm..
If there is a way round this i will be pleased to hear about it!