To save time, I'll give you a backround in a nutshell. My son is 6 weeks old, perfectly healthy, great delivery, great baby. He didn't latch on in the hospital, I was given a nipple shield, nursed until he was two weeks old and developed a breast infection due to the nipple shield not allowing proper stimulation-complete draining of the breasts, amongst other problems. We stopped nursing for a couple weeks, after I developed a hospital grade fever, and felt like breastfeeding was keeping me away from my child(someone else had to come take care of him while I was sick). At 5 weeks old, I noticed my son latching on to my arm, so I offered him the breast and BAM he latched! I am now pumping every 1.5 hours during the day, and 4-6 hours at night, getting about 6-8 oz a day(when I first started relactating about a week ago, I was only getting 1 oz/day). This is in addition to nursing him until he gets frustrated(about 5 minutes) on each breast before each bottle, every 3-4 hours. AND, nursing him to sleep(usually just suckling, but sometimes will get a letdown) in between his feedings.
My problem is, when it is time for him to eat his bottle(every 3-4 hours) he is very reluctant to nurse. He suckles, pops off, crys, trys again, whines and cries while sucking. It usually involves 10 minutes of me nursing, calming him down( I think because he doesn't get breastmilk within the first few seconds) and trying again. I am thinking this is because my breasts are not full enough, but I am not sure. I finally experience the opposite breast leaking, when I feel a let down while nursing him, but unlike when we breastfed the first two weeks of his life, I do not leak milk when it is time for him to eat. I would like some advice that helps show that when I finally can nurse him exclusively(when I begin to make enough milk again) that it will not be a constant struggle!