My DS is 6 weeks old and I am BF him. I have a very sore right nipple and want to give him one bottle of expressed milk a day to let my nipple have a rest and a chance to heal. How much should I express for that one feed and should I do it all at once (not sure possible) or throughout the day?
Apparently babies under 4 months should have 1 1/2 oz of milk per day for each lb of bodyweight. So divide that by the number of feeds he gets to get an rough idea of how much each feed should be.
My DS is five weeks and I'm giving him 4 oz of expressed milk at his 10pm feed and BF the rest of the day. I can sometimes express this in one go early in the morning but otherwise I just do a couple of ounces twice a day.
Have you tried Lanisoh (sp?) cream on your nipple? It's great stuff!