Hi! My 5 week old nurses pretty much around the clock. She used to fall asleep while nursing (after about 3 minutes) and now she sometimes dozes off, and sometimes nurses about 10 minutes on each side. Still, I can't get more than 30-45 minutes before she wants to nurse again. Often, she won't go for more than 10 minutes off of the breast. I just started pumping because I'll have to start working again in a couple of weeks, and I only get about 1-2 ounces (total - from both breasts) each time I pump - I think because she only "snacks" when she eats. It'll be torture to build up a supply this way - pumping hurts!
What am I doing wrong? Should I refuse to nurse my LO so frequently (one suggestion by a pediatrician at my practice) and see if she'll nurse larger amounts every 1 1/2 to 2 hours? (The reasoning being that she'll demand larger amounts each feeding, so I'll produce larger amounts.) I hate to see her cry, and I know she will if I deny her my breast. What do I do??
Thanks in advance for your input!