My son was born on the 20th! We had very good latch from the start, he wanted to feed straight away after birth but I started after stitches were complete as I was struggling to move about really to get comfortable to begin breastfeeding whilst being stitched. He was on the breast for 6 mins and latch felt comfortable, midwife was there the whole time with support and advice so I knew it was a good latch and feed. I tried again and had a pretty good on and off half an hour unassisted! I had on and off good latches, kept persisting! Sometimes he would just be too tired, but I was trying often as he had to have tests for his blood sugars before being discharged! I had a couple of good matches at home and then suddenly it was painful, couldnt get more than the nipple in, mouth not opening wide enough etc. Tried and tried and had to give him some formula because I could tell he really needed something to keep him going! Hes only 4 pound 10! My boobs blew up today and I actually managed a less painful latch (boobs are painful anyway) but it looked and felt a lot better and he seemed to be more content! I then got to work with the manual pump because I am still worried hes not getting enough as Im not 100% sure it was the best of latches. I expressed a fair bit on my first go, almost 2oz and hes drank 1oz in the last few hours. Hes been very sleepy. I need general basic advice on how everyone does pumping. How much should I pump for one feed (will be pumping ahead and storing in bags!) for a newborn? (He was born at 37+1 and weighed 4 pound 10). Is it still around 6-8 feeds I should aim to have pumped per day? I just need to know what to aim for as I want to pump ahead. I know on the breast its average of 8-12 feeds minimum over 24 hours. But with pumping Ill have measured out certain amount wont I? So how much and how often? Still going to try him on the breast directly but Im in such pain I NEED relief so I may as well get a bit ahead on pumping! Im worried about how much he should be drinking per feed? So far every feed, on breast, formula, pumped breast milk, hes gotten sleepy very quickly and gone to sleep. The only time hes continued suckling whilst asleep is obviously directly on the breast. Hed regularly have three suckles in a row every 30-60 seconds or so. I need to know what Im aiming for really! Any advice greatly appreciated!