After 5 1/2 weeks of exclusively pumping (well - she nursed for the first 4 days and then suddenly started refusing-I think nipple confusion was the culprit) she decided to nurse again!!!! I am still in shock - I hadn't even tried for the last 2 weeks!! Thursday night I was sooooooo tired & she woke up at midnight, 2, 4:30 and again at 6, so at 6 I told her (as if she could understand ) that if she was hungry, she was going to nurse, b/c I was NOT getting out of bed again. And holy crap she did! And she's been nursing ever since!!!!!!!!!!!
The hard part is, I am sooooooooooooooooooooo engorged, b/c I was pumping nearly 50 oz. a day & now, obviously, she drinks half of that. I'm finally down to making it through the day though without having to pump some off, it's first thing in the morning I have to deal with...
Anyway - i just wanted to say - if you are struggling and you have the energy to pump, stick with it. I NEVER thought she would nurse (I've seen THREE LC's with no luck) and now she pops on like she's done this whole time. I do remember one LC telling me that some babies will nurse after a month or so once their mouth develops a little bit. I guess she mayhave been right. It's crazy!
Good luck! And keep with it!