I'm a full time pumper...LO was born 5 weeks early, and was latching on but not being efficient in sucking. First 5 weeks I was doing 30 min1 boob, take him off, EBM from previous feed (usually 20-30mls, I have supply issues), then 30ml formula. Sometimes we didn't need formula. But as you can imagine this was taking ages! 1 feed plus pumping would take 1.5 hours leaving me totally sleep deprived. we went to formula night feeds...And kept up the routine during the day.
Suddenly he wanted more and more...screeching for food! Well so I thought...he was diagnosed with reflux. He had put on a sudden amount of weight due to him always wanting more food to soothe his reflux. So I moved to pumping and feeding him through bottle to control how much goes in without moving to formula.
I have a pretty bad supply. I'm on motilium and herbs of gold breastfeeding support tablets. I only pump 60-75mls from both. I still pump after every feed, 15min on each. I freeze the night supply for future use.