Re: Latches for only a few seconds.
There are many reasons why babies act fussy and pull off the breast. Teething, ear infections, preference for a bottle, preference for a faster flow of milk, preference for a slower flow of milk... The first thing that would be helpful to know is diaper output. How many wet and poopy diapers does your baby produce in a day? If output is good, you can be confident that input is good, too!
The second thing that would be helpful to know is about the pumping. Why are you pumping- are you working, and pumoing every day, or are you just pumping occasionally for a bottle for a sitter? Pump output can vary a lot. Often moms freak out at around this point when pump output decreases, but it's usually nothing to worry about. In the early days, most moms have some degree of oversupply, and can pump multiple oz with ease. But as time goes on, milk supply tends to adjust to meet demand very precisely, at which point pump output generally decreases.
Just keep nursing a pnd watch your baby's diapers! As long as they are okay, you probably don't need to bother with pumps and bottles. And if there is a problem, we'll help you toubleshoot it. Okay?
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