I have a 5 1/2 week old and over the past few days, I've started to worry that he's not getting enough milk from me.
He sucks vigorously for about 5 minutes, with frequent swallowing about every other suck. At that point he starts to get agitated- his arms and legs flailing around, groaning and grunting and whining, and pulling at my nipple.
When he comes off the breast after those 5 minutes, I'm often unable to manually express any significant milk, so I've been trying to switch sides at that point. But the same thing happens on the other side, too.
After both side, he ends up still obviously hungry, but I don't seem to have any more milk to give. I feel horrible that I'm not giving him what he needs.
I've tried feeding him more often but then I seem to have even less milk for him, and he gets even more frustrated. I've also tried pumping after feeding in order to increase my supply, and end up with about 1/2 oz per session.
Any similar experiences, thoughts, advice out there for me would be much appreciated. Thanks.