Today, 05:33 AM
Right, as baby learns to nurse properly (and baby needs to nurse more and depend on bottles less for that to happen) baby will become better at getting milk out of the breast and eventually baby will work better than the pump at extracting milk.
Many mom's don't respond all that well to the pumps.
Keep up the good work, sounds like a definite step in the right direction. Don't get too upset by some rough nursing sessions or even whole rough days, they happen even when things are "perfect".
And yes, nibbly feeding sessions happen, ya know nursing is about far more than just food, sometimes baby just wants to comfort suck, or sometimes baby wants to play chomp, stretch,lick, slurp, rasberry and tweek nipples (I have a 7 month old now who is showing horrible signs of being a twiddler, even when he was small there were times he would start slurping the nipple in/out of his mouth or start doing the latch on/latch off.)