Feel like a failure

I’m 5 almost 6 weeks pp, and only produce 3-4 ounces of milk a session. My LO was born premature and cannot latch on properly, making breastfeeding very difficult. So to make sure my LO is getting enough milk, I pump as well I’ve seen moms also 5 almost 6 weeks pp producing so much more than me and it makes me feel like I’m failing my child somehow I have to use a wearable pump majority of the time because I’m home alone all day with my LO and I can never find the time to actually sit down and get a good pump session in. I try to eat as much as a can. But like I said above, I’m home alone all day and can’t really properly take care of myself and my needs.
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That’s technically normal right now. 3-4oz is typically what bf babies end up eating as they start weaning off BM/formula. That said, see if you can get the spectra 1, it’s a wall pump but still rechargeable/wearable if need be. You’ll do so much better with a wall pump than a wearable. You can also use the pump on one side and baby on the other. I am so sorry for my mess ups/ I was half asleep 😭

here's some info on pumping expectations https://www.instagram.com/p/Cvhpu-9Nu7Y/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== https://www.instagram.com/p/CzyjBb6N4IN/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Breast compressions might help https://www.instagram.com/reel/CjAbmBnDz8T/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== https://www.instagram.com/reel/ChMK6TRjKgV/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== And here's some info on getting the most out of your pump, including measuring flanges https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cd5w4YBjUs8/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

@Andria 2 1/2 to 3 ounces

@Erin okay, I’ll check it out, thank you

See you’re producing even more than you need right now for you LO! Don’t be so hard on yourself. Just continue doing what you’re doing and you should be fine!

I think that’s a normal amount. 1) Have you tried power pumping in the evening when baby is asleep? That helped boost my supply. 2)Deffo look into getting a spectra pump. I got mine second hand off vinted and it was invaluable. I could also ‘hack it’ and connect it to my wearable. 3)I used the momcozy v1 wearable pump and honestly it saved my feeding journey. It states it hospital grade and I could also connect it to the spectra for better suction at times. 4)stock up on snacks on your next food shop. Oats, watermelon, flapjacks, coconut water all help. Also keep a huge water bottle with you at all times to stay hydrated. ….and don’t watch the videos of the over producers. It’s just depressing as that is not the norm.

3-4 ounces is a good amount mama! Looks like you have a good supply 😊 Your pumping output is not accurate, versus what your baby is able to get from you. As for the mums who produce much more milk, they may have an oversupply, which is technically not “normal” and from what I have heard, having an oversupply is tough on the mum.

@Alisha I have a spectra wall pump. The S2, so I’m not sure I can connect that to my wearable. And I’ve just started power pumping in the evenings. I’ll try stocking up on snacks. I do drink coconut water but have been inconsistent

I’m 6 month pp and only get 4-5 every time. You have to make time for the wall pump. I know it is hard my partner is away for work Monday to Friday so I’m alone too so I know it is hard but it makes a big difference. I was using those wearables too in the beginning but I didn’t start producing more till I started using the wall pump. Plus it’s 15 minutes and done. The wearable you have to wear 30 minutes to get anything. I try to fold laundry or do some kind of activity while I pump but I also just scroll. It’s a nice opportunity to just take a break a few times a day. You need to prioritize you too. There are plenty of wall pumps not as expensive as spectra I used the ameda finesse and it’s about 80 dollars on Amazon and I liked it better than the spectra.

You can buy wearable cups for the spectra of that’s any help. I know that’s at an additional cost. I must have spent hundreds and hundreds on pumping stuff. You are still so early on in postpartum. Be kind to yourself. 😘

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