I am a second time mother of a 6 week old little girl. She has a great latch now and is gaining weight like a champ (about a pound a week since birth). Her routine has been to spend 5 - 10 minutes on one breast only.
We struggled a bit at first with what appeared to be an oversupply of milk causing her to pull off frequently during feedings due to over spray and resulting in green poops. After reading several posts, I began starting each feeding on the breast that I finished on last. That appeared to fix the green poop issue and we were back to normal yellow for a while. But, I'm concerned that because she is only eating off of one breast, the other breast is going too long between feedings which will result in lowering my supply too much (an issue I struggled with later on with baby one).
During the day, she eats on average every 2 - 3 hours off of one breast at a time. So, she basically eats off of one breast for 4 - 6 hours and then the other for 4 - 6 hours. At night, she sleeps longer (3 - 6 hours at a time), which can lead to even longer periods of neglect on the breast not being utilized.
Do I need to pump the other breast? Particularly at night? I don't want to create a bigger oversupply problem by pumping too much, and I really don't want to spend all my time at the pump when I could be with her. Help please!