I am EBFing my four week old. We finally have nursing fairly down, but my milk comes in so fast that she only nurses for 5-10 minutes and then she is done. I can't get her to nurse more. I've tried stripping her down to her diaper, making the room cooler, changing diaper, burping etc. Pretty much everything the LC at the hospital told me to try.
Sometimes my breasts are so engorged that she can't latch on and it literally squirts her and she ends up choking. I have tried pumping about an ounce or two prior to feeding and that helps her latch on and she tends to nurse a little bit longer that way. I am freezing that milk now, but I know that it is only foremilk so I don't really want to save it.
I would like to start building up a stash for when I go back to work, but I'm not sure how. Do I pump until my breast is almost empty and feed her off the other one? I concerned about increasing my supply even more because at this point it's just way too much.
So after the novel, I guess my question is, can i pump without increasing my supply? And what is the proper method timing etc for pumping? Feeling very lost and can't seem to find information on how to actually establish a pumping schedule.