I don't know how many of you have seen my posts before, but I've been having problems nursing DS for a while. I went through all the possible reasons why, and can only conclude that DS prefers the bottle because of the rate of flow at which the milk comes out. I worked hard on getting my supply larger so that my breasts could at least *compete* with the rate of flow of a bottle.
I have seen MUCH improvement since last week and baby is back at the breast, almost full time!
My only issue now is that I am still slightly short on milk for her. She is fussing towards the end of feedings, about half the time. All the feedings during the day are great, and she comes off satisfied and full. But the feedings later in the day and into the evening are leaving her unfulfilled. She comes off the breast, fussing and whimpering. She latches back on, sucks a bit, and then comes off again, fussing. It's almost as if she is looking at me saying, "mama, there's nothing in there!" This happens during the nursing sessions at 6pm, 9pm, and 11pm (approx.) every day.
I have been pumping after each feeding during the day, in order to increase the supply for those meals. But I have NOT ever pumped after those feedings in the evening for which she is fussing about. Should I do that? Will that help, do you think?