need help with expressing please!
My son is 13 weeks old and has always been breastfed. We had a problem after a few weeks in that he only put on a few oz per week so I was advised to give him a top up of expressed milk which we've always done at his 10pm feed after I've fed him. His weight gain is usually between 4 and 7 oz a week and the doctor/HV aren't concerned about this.
He wants feeding anything from every 1.5 hours to 3 hours and used to go 5 - 6 hours during the night. It was at the middle of the night feed that I could express off for his top-up and would get 4-5oz at a time.
A couple of weeks ago I was concerned that my milk supply felt down so I did the Gina Ford 5 day plan to increase my supply. I struggled to get the expressed amounts off that she said and wasn't engorged on the morning when i should have been!
Since then I haven't been able to express much off - my nightly expressing is now down to 2oz so consequently the top-up bottle isn't satisfying my son and he's waking up earlier in the night needing a feed.
I'm trying to express off after each feed during the day but only get a few drops. My son feeds from both sides and empties each breast so I don't know how I can express anymore off?
I'd like to start to build up a supply in the freezer as I've got a couple of training courses coming up before I go back to work but at the moment as I can't get enough for his top-up there's no chance!
Hope this makes sense!