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Producing enough milk?

I'm not sure if I'm producing the amount of milk I'm supposed to, I have an 8 day old and he won't latch, I've tried nipple sheilds and he doesn't take it. So I have to pump and bottle feed him. I'm only getting around 4-5 oz total from both breasts every 3-4 hrs sometimes longer. I have to go back to work next week and its impossible to save any milk bc he drinks it as fast as I can pump it. I put it in the freezer and by the next pump its gone. Any tips or suggestions.
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Try pumping more often and after ever feeding of the baby see if that helps .
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I would call your local lactation consultant. The hospital you delivered at should have one.  
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Thanks. I'll try both!!
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Drink lots of extra water!!  A glass per boob!! Every time you nurse or pump.  Even more is better. If your not drinking lots of water like that. You won't produce enough milk. I drank a huge cup.  Like the size of two cups. Almost every time.  Has to be water.  Should help.
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