Quoting LivvyGail:" She is two months old & being fed every 3-4 hrs. & she eat 3-3 1/2 ounces when she eats. When ... [snip!] ... anything at all in them. & I can't do twelve sessions in a day, i got to school. So, that's completly out of the question."
I worked from 6 weeks on & I did 12 pumping & breast feedings a day (pumped at work, fed boobie when home). It isn't actually
"out of the question".... It is standard for a baby that age as far as feeding patterns go. Some will go longer, most do not do that on their own though, most settle into every 2 hrs. Breastmilk is ruled by biology - not rules that anyone makes up to make it impossible to do. The average breastfed baby eats about 2-2.5 oz every 2 hrs or so...so that is about 12 feeds per day. If you do less, you will likely loose supply over time. It is whatever it is momma. I am not telling what to do other than what to do if you want your milk back. You are already seeing what is happening now with what you've been doing. You can keep on keeping on & you will just end up formula feeding....OR you can step up how often you pump, get with a lactation consultant & get that baby to breast & keep breastfeeding.
And yes - when you pump more often you get less per pump session, but you will yield more overall in the course of a day. You are getting more in a session early on because you were waiting too long & waiting for engorgement. When milk sets in the breast & the breast gets full your body absorbs these special amino acids that are setting in that breastmilk. Those amino acids are called suppressor peptides & they TELL your body to make less milk by down regulating. So yah - at first you can get tons of milk easy by waiting for yourself to get super full - but you are telling your body EVERY time you do that to make less milk. I am not telling you to pump mor eot be a PITA - I am talking biology here & you either follow the rules of biology & how your body is meant to be told what to do - OR you tell your body to reduce it's milk making.