Just started EP at 11 weeks...please help!
Hey Ladies, need some help/guidance/advice! I went back to work at 10 weeks and since my LO is so impatient with nursing due to getting the milk from the bottle so much easier. After 2 weeks of constant crying/screaming and an unhappy baby and mama (struggling with severe PPD), I decided to make the switch to EP instead of EBF like we were doing before. At 11 weeks I had to supplement with formula, one bottle every other day because I couldn't pump what LO was eating while at daycare. So here is my question:
I've read so many articles that say once your supply is established from 12 weeks of EP, you can often times decrease pumping sessions to 5/6 times per day. Others I've read says "while EP you need to pump 7-8 times per day". I'm wondering if I nurse my LO first thing in the morning, how many times do I need to pump during the day? She eats 6 times per day...
Thanks in advance for all your help, I have a new found respect for moms who EP.