Exclusive Pumping But Low Supply

I decided to go exclusive pumping as I’m not sure if my baby is full after nursing. In the first month, i pumped 4-5 times a day and each session with about 60ml of beastmilk after emptying both breasts. I’ll pump about 15mins per breast. My baby now drinks about 100ml per feed. So I’m topping up formula during the day and full formula at night as my breastmilk won’t be enough to feed her. Any breastfeeding mummies can share how do i increase my milk supply now as I’m in my second month?

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Hi mama, Many mamas find that the best way to increase BM supply is by directly latching. We measure input by monitoring baby’s output: if baby is gaining weight well and producing a minimum of 4-5 wet diapers a day, you’re doing splendid. To maintain milk supply, milk should be removed once every 3 hours - 8 times in 24 hours. Pumping at night is also beneficial as this is when your oft produces the most amount of milk. You could also increase milk supply by doing the following: 1) power pumping 2) skin to skin with baby 3 ) have a pumping or direct latching weekend with as much rest, water, food and Netflix as possible :) Here are some great articles: https://www.medela.com/breastfeeding/mums-journey/low-milk-supply https://kellymom.com/hot-topics/low-supply/

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