I'm a first time mom and to say we're having difficulties would be an understatement. Just 3 days after my daughter was born she had lost 17% of her birth weight and was hospitalized with severe dehydration because my milk had not come in. Ever since then I have been on edge, worried that it or something like it will happen again. I have no idea if i'm producing enough or any at all. I never feel a difference between full and empty and I don't feel when my milk lets down. I've tried pumping to help establish my supply but that's just discouraging because I pump for 15 minutes and all I get is less than half an ounce. She seems to be starving all the time. We nurse for hours on end. She'll nurse for an hour on each side and when I pull her away because I feel like my breasts are going to fall off, she screams and screams until I give in. There's never a time when she's awake and not nursing. At night, she'll nurse and fall asleep and come off and when i try to move her she wakes up and wants to nurse more. I've tried nursing lying down but i can't get the hang of laying on my side and nursing. I can get her to latch on when she's stretched across my stomach or in the football hold but if i turn the lights off she comes off and refusing to nurse until i turn them back on, all the while screaming bloody murder. Every morning at 5 on the dot she cries and cries and won't latch on or calm down unless I get out of bed and nurse her in the rocking chair. I've tried everything, swaddling, changing her, burping her, the colic hold, walking the floor, a binky...nothing works! I've tried telling her no after she's been nursing for hours but it breaks my heart when she cries. I'm not even sure if she's comfort nursing because when I pull her off and give her warm water she still gulps it down. I have to go back to work in 7 weeks and I'm worried that I won't ever get any rest. How can I teach her to nurse faster? How can I be sure she's getting enough to eat?