I am starting to get really frustrated. Perhaps I should leave out the starting, because I'm feeling overwhelmed and want to go out and buy formula.
My son is almost 8 weeks. He is eating about every 3 hours at night and almost every hour and a half during the day. The problem is that I have plenty of milk at night (if he sleeps for 3 hours before midnight) until 9 a.m. For the past 3 days, once it's 9 a.m. I struggle all day to keep a milk supply for him. He will suck at one nipple until he gets everything he can and then start tugging at my nipple, sliding off of it then quickly latching back on. I then switch him to the other side and within 5 minutes he starts doing the same thing to my other breast. He used to nurse for almost an hour at both breasts. Now it's maybe 20 minutes, and the first 5 on each breast seems to be when he is getting anything. A couple weeks ago that just my nipples were sore. My nipples aren't as sore, but now my breasts ache as if they keep being drained or something. Not only that, but I can tell a big difference in my breasts. It's like they are real droopy like a deflated balloon that hardly has any air left in it, which is much different when my breasts are full.... I feel like I want to pop.
Any ideas... It's becoming a struggle to try and keep him entertained while waiting for any milk to come in. He has difficulty taking a nap when he is so hungry. I've been trying to pump to increase my supply - but I seem to be giving him everything I pump and still can't keep up.