My DD born at 34 weeks who is now 2 months old (corrected to 3 weeks) has finally decided to latch on and breastfeed after exclusive pumping and bottle feeding EBM for the past 2 months.
My question is, how so you wean yourself off the pump? I rang the ABA and they said to just stop if she is getting enough milk from me and if I feel engorged then to just pump to comfort levels. Has anyone else had experience with transitioning off the pump?
I know that I am making way more than she needs, she used to take about 70-80mls from the bottle every 3 hours and I was able to pump about 130mls every 3 hours but now I am so engorged and pumping for comfort. I was wondering how long does it take for my milk to regulate to what she needs given that it has probably regulated to the pumping schedule I was on.
The ABA also mentioned not to pump full feeds because then I would end up with an oversupply issue which can create a sore tummy for DD.
I am also worried about just ceasing pumping in case she is not actually getting enough milk from me when breastfeeding. She is still trying to fine tune her latching technique (she is only 3.3kg and has a teeny tiny mouth). Her nappies are only wet with one wee each change too..
I was just hoping for some feedback on what others have done to transition.