DS has had trouble latching and keeping interest at the breast, so I've been pumping to get something in his little tummy. Any time he shows signs of being hungry, I put him to breast. If he doesn't take, I give him a bottle of expressed breast milk and then pump 5 minutes past empty. I even pump after he does latch on, just to make sure I have enough for a bottle later. The problem is that after he's eaten and I've pumped, I only have about an hour before he is hungry again, and I just don't seem to have enough milk to satisfy him. I then give him a bottle but don't have anything to pump, so I've used up my back up bottle and it throws me off for the next feeding.
Is an hour a long enough time period to wait for more milk to come? If so, would pumping for a few minutes before putting him to breast help bring milk to the "surface"? Or is it better to space feeding and pumping out so I am withdrawing milk every hour instead of a massive withdrawal once every two hours?