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Old 07-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Hi! I have a friend that had a baby a week ago. She had a very traumatic birth and ended up having a c section. She never really got him latched on and she ended up having to supplement w formula. She is pumping every 3 hours and only getting an ounce at a time. Any suggestions or tips! TIA

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Old 07-03-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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At that age I believe baby's stomach is only between the size of a cherry and a walnut (1.5-2 oz). At that age for nursing, LO was eating more frequently than every 3 hours around the clock. As a supply builder while pumping now at 11 months I still pump more frequently than every 3 hours (less volume at any given time, but more volume over the course of the day), and when with LO they still eat every 0.5-2 hours (awake) and 3-4 hours (asleep).

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Of course, the best idea is to have her see a certified lactation consultant!
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I would say just keep it up. It took me 3 weeks to find out I was making enough for him and to just keep pumping after feedings to build supply. The best thing to do is not give up and keep pumping. It's hard work but I'm sure she will catch up.
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I would say just keep it up. It took me 3 weeks to find out I was making enough for him and to just keep pumping after feedings to build supply. The best thing to do is not give up and keep pumping. It's hard work but I'm sure she will catch up.
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