Hello. My baby will be 6 weeks old on Saturday and I am having trouble nursing him because he pinches my nipples due to a high palate (at least I'm hoping it's the high palate because that is something he will grow out of in a few weeks or so). I will continue to try to nurse 1-2 times a day but for now I am having to exclusively pump. Please tell me how to make it work! I'm mostly concerned about my supply staying high enough to meet his needs. I would like to increase my supply to have some extra to freeze also (currently pumping just enough at each session for one feeding). So how many times a day should I pump? Also, it seems that my breasts are emptied after just about 5mins of pumping. Is that long enough? I am using a Medela Pump In Style.
How do you know how much breast milk the baby should be eating? He seems to want to eat again right after he's fed (not sure if that's just a comfort thing or not) and he spits up a TON so I think he is eating too much. (3-4 ounces at a feeding and he weighs 8 pounds and gaining over an ounce a day)
Please offer any information, advice or experience you have...I would really appreciate it. Thank you!
PS- Has anyone found the fenugreek or mother's milk tea helped them with their supply?