Ok, here we go. I have found this site to be so much more supportive and knowledgeable than any other, so I feel confident asking all my stupid questions now. Please excuse my obvious cluelessness in advance.
Do i stop my son from nursing after a certain period of time (some sites say 15-20 minutes) or do i wait for him to stop on his own? If he stops on his own and is awake, do I offer the other side? If he stops and is asleep, do I wake him and offer the other side? What if he just stays latched on for hours (which is what he does now)?
What if he only empties one breast per feeding? Do i pump the one not fed off of, or leave it alone until the next feeding?
When to start pumping - do I start now and save the milk (if so, when do I pump? between feedings, after feedings, etc) or do I wait a couple of weeks?*
If he is "flutter sucking", is he still getting milk or just pacifying? Do I stop him or let him go til he spits out the nipple on his own? Most of the time, if he is fluttering, he isn't swallowing...just laying there, mostly asleep.
What do I do if he IS just pacifying? Let him, or break the latch? The problem is, if I break the latch even after 2 hours of him being latched, he gets mad and immediately starts rooting again.
Right now I'm not working and have plenty of support, so his being latched all day is fine. I know he will grow out of it soon, so I'm just savoring these moments while I can. But I still feel really clueless in the meantime, and any advice would be SO helpful.