I'm new to this so please bear with me if this post becomes too long. I had my second child 6 1/2 weeks ago (via c-section at 39 weeks) and decided to breastfeed. For the first few weeks it seems like everything went great with breastfeed then out of nowhere we hit a major snag. My daughter started feeding anywhere between an hour to two hours on my breasts only to be hungry again about 20 minutes later and we would start the whole process over again and would continue in a cycle. In between her feedings I would also pump so when my husband came home from working nights, he could feed her while I took either a nap, shower, laundry, etc. And she never seemed satisfied with the bottle which is 2oz so I would put her on my breast to "top her off". As this kept up, I started getting very exhausted at night and not handling it very well, such as crying excessively and just being too tired to breastfeed so I started supplementing with formula at night just to get some rest.
Ok so fast forward to my question. I want to continue to breastfeed. And lately it's been very hard since my daughter is starting to refuse the breast sometimes so I try to pump since she's more used to a bottle. However when I pump (I pump manually and electric) after about 15 minutes on each breast I don't get anything out, so I squeeze my breasts just to make sure there isn't milk getting left behind, and I store it in the fridge. When I look back at it about an hour or so later, I notice all the pumping I've done (between 2-4 ounces) is very watery with about an 1/8 of an ounce of thick white on top. If I feed that to my daughter (after properly warming and swirling) she screams and cries to eat again about 45 minutes to an hour later. Am I not getting enough hindmilk? And if not, how do pump the hind milk out?
I also wanted to add right now she's on formula because while I gave her the pumped breast milk and my breast, she was extremely gassy and cried constantly from being in pain. And when I did breast feed, I fed until she popped off of me. I feel so discouraged and ready to give up, but I'm trying so hard to keep at it especially with these obstacles. Also, when she was born, she was 7lbs 6ounces, left the hospital 3 days later and she was 6lbs, 12 ounces. Now at 6 1/2 weeks she's 9lbs 10 ounces, but we're doing both breast and bottle. Sorry this is so long and if you're still reading this and giving advice, thank you so much in advance.