Okay my son was born 3 weeks early, he is now a week old. I have been "pumping" since he was born becuase I really want him on breast milk and not formula. When he was born my milk wasnt in so i had to keep pumping to bring it in. Now that it has come in, I was trying to breast feed. Well he didnt latch on, and when he did it was for a second or two and he was off. Th doctor said it was most likely because he was jaundice and to try it after it seems like the jaundice is leaving his body. So i kept on pumping and yesterday i started to put him up to the breast (the jaundice is leaving) and it took him a minute to latch on to the left but he was a pro at the right. Since then he has been going up to the breast. But he still seems to have trouble latching on to the left and I have a few questions because this is my first time doing this.
First question: How long do I feed him on each breast so its equal?
Second question: How can i get him to latch on to the breast without so many issues?
Third question: Is it supposed to hurt HORRIBLY bad?
Fourth question: How often do i feed him and am I supposed to continue to pump? If so, what times should I do this?
Fifth question: How do I know he is getting enough?
Sixth question: Will my milk stop coming in if he isnt on an hourly schedule?
Seventh question: Are there any other positions I can put him in for him to latch on better?
I am so confused and Im worrying myself so bad about not doing this right! Please help me!
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