Ive noticed that im not able to pump as much milk as I am used to. My baby is 3 weeks old, im concerned that my milk is drying up. Any suggestions for me? Thank you!
At three weeks baby's stomach is only about the size of a small egg. So only pumping a couple ounces at each session during this time is very common. If you are feeding at the breast I would recommend continuing to do so whenever baby is showing feeding cues. This is the best way to regulate your supply, and you can pump after feeding sessions to build a stockpile for when you are away from baby. If you are exclusively pumping, I would recommend trying to stay as close to your baby's feeding routine as possible. Basicly pumping anytime your baby feeds. As you little one gets older and is able to eat more your output at each pumping session will increase as well.
All the best,
Molly Petersen, CLC