Okay, sorry if this sounds stupid...my LO is 4 weeks old today and he is nursing and also get some formula and EBM supplements as well. We had issues with sore nipples and latching and we are still working on that. I'm hoping to wean him off the bottle supplements very soon. Anyway, my question is how exactly does an LO help build milk supply? I mean, I know the supply/demand thing and the more he nurses, the more I make. But the thing is...what if he wants 4 oz and my breasts are only making 3 oz right now. Do I just let him suck and suck and be frustrated and hungry? I've heard that it can take 24 hours or so for my body to catch up to his demand, so does he just have to go hungry in the meantime? That's the part that confuses me!
Incidentally, when he gets EBM or formula I also pump to keep my supply up and I'm also taking fenugreek. I'm just hoping we can get to the stage where I'm not hurting anymore, and I can meet all his milk needs. Thanks for the input!