Re: Break up with the pump!! I want to ebf
I started off in a similar situation at the hospital, where the LC there actually recommended I exclusively pump. Terrible, I know! So I started that for a few days. But then it was killing me, because my supply could not keep up, so I called the same LC. Finally, she was helpful -- she told me to just nurse every time I could. She said even if it felt like overkill, any time the baby fussed and cried to nurse her. Now, my LO was only about 2 or 3 weeks old at this point. But it seems like you've worked hard and your supply should be okay if you were nursing a lot during the day and night. I could be wrong, and some of the more expert folks on here might have less anecdotal advice. I would think you could also cut your pumping down gradually if that makes you feel better, sticking with doing it after a couple feeds a day for a little while if that makes you feel better.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.