My bub is nearly four weeks old. She hasn't gained as much weight as doctors would like. She has a complex heart condition that causes her to tire easily while breastfeeding so she's not getting enough before she is all tuckered out! Anyway, I'm still feeding her then I give her a top up from a bottle. This is the advice from her paediatrician and cardiologist.
Anyway, if I pump after I breastfeed her I get anywhere between 45mls - 90mls combined from both breasts. I understand its normal for it to fluctuate. I'm using a hospital grade pump.
I just want to know if that's normal? Do I have enough milk?
I'm topping her up each feed about 45mls. I've only been pumping for three days. I'm worried because I don't want to switch to formula just yet, I really want to continue the breast milk at least until her first surgery in January.
I'm wondering what was normal for others early into pumping and while still doing some breastfeeding.