Your baby is one week old?
Here are a couple of useful links...www.kellymom.com/links/bfhelp-premie.htmlwww.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/pumpwork.htmlwww.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/premresources.html
You will want to pump 10 to 15 min 8-10x per day. It sounds like you're pumping approx. 7. Many moms find that pumping more frequently will help.
Once your milk is in good,you can continue to pump 8-10x per day. Since you're trying to *increase* your supply,you can pump for 2 minutes after you see the last drop of milk,or 30 minutes(whichever comes first) on as many of your pumpings as is practical. You can stop that and continue your normal pumping routine once your supply is up.
Also,make sure you are getting up at least once to pump at night. You will need to do so at least until your supply is well established.
If you pump more than your premie *needs*,that is okay. Keep pumping. When baby comes home,you'll be thankful for that full supply.
Here's a question. Has your milk been at this amount you're pumping for awhile,or has it abruptly decreased?
You might want to consider talking to your baby's pediatrition/neonatologist about going directly from tube to breast. Studies have shown that babies who do are more successful at making the transition to breast AND breastfeeding has been shown to be less stressful. Don't talk just to the nurses. Let everyone know your wishes. Your LLL Leader can give you the sources of these studies so you can have some information to back up your point of view.
On that note,please contact your local LLL Leader. She will have lots of resources for you and can be a source of information and support. To find a Leader www.lalecheleague.org/leaderinfo.html
Is there an IBCLC at the hospital? Have you visited her?
The links I posted have some great info,as well. I hope you will find some of it helpful.
Hang in there,mama. You're doing great. I think all you need is a little support and TLC. I know you can do this!