Remember, as she grows, she' going to eat more and more quantity-wise, which will occur spurts. When this happens, she'll want to nurse more and more-not to drive you crazy, but to create more demand and thus supply (food) for her. What a gift that your lo is so smart to do all of this and for your body to provide! As this demand she has right now evens out, things will cool down and be great until the next go-round. Great job, momma. Way to hang in there!! DS loves you for it.
And Tia, I thought of something else. If you're still having pain when you nurse, could you tell a little more about that please? Does it happen throughout the nursing session? Are your nipples cracked and bleeding? blistered? Or is it a shooting pain during and after nursing? (Sorry to ask so many questions-just in need of a clear picture of what you're going through.) Thanks! Nursing shouldn't hurt except at the very beginning as the nipples "toughen up". Being a mom is difficult enough, so we can get through this as well so there's one less thing for you to worry about.