First of all, congrats. Pumping is going to get old quickly and if you want to do so exclusively, you will have to do it at night too- probably 3 or 4 times. That's actually when you make the most milk- for some reason you make more when you are sleeping. Plus, for the first few months you need to pump around the clock in order to build up your supply or else you won't make enough. As long as your son is waking up at night, you should be pumping while he is awake. After 2 or 3 months when the baby is sleeping longer, you can cut back on the pumping at night because your supply will be established. The amount of milk you are getting is good. I would not do any longer than 15 minutes because you can irritate your breasts. Pumping has always been more irritating to my nipples than breastfeeding since the suction is harder. But you still can not pump as much milk as he would be able to get out by breastfeeding. Babies are much more efficient, especially as they get older. I would say you should not give up yet on breastfeeding your son. It takes at least 2 months (for me it was 3) for everything to go smoothly with breastfeeding. You should exhaust all your resources and try everything before giving up. I know how hard it is- my son was a c-section and the nurses gave him several bottles before I was able to get in to see him so I had a lot of trouble with breastfeeding and latching. The lactation consultant that I had asked for in the hospital never showed up at my room and the only help I got was from a nurse, who gave me a nipple shield and suggested that I try that. Well, he latched with it, but he would only use that and it took 3 months before he would breastfeed without it and it caused me to get mastitis (not fun at all). I would suggest that you get a lactation consultant to come to your house (I asked my pediatrician for a referral). She came to the house and helped me so much and gave me the strength to not give up when I really thought it was hopeless. The price was fairly reasonable too and she even followed up with phone calls and I talked to her several times afterward. If you are in the Queens/Nassau County area, her name is Theresa O'Donnell. I can't find her phone number but if you want it I will look. It's important to try every day to breastfeed, but don't frustrate your son. That is the most important thing. Even if he just sleeps next to your bare breast after a feeding, it's progress. Make sure he is hungry, but not starving, and take off your shirt and his clothes so he has as much skin to skin contact as possible. As soon as he gets upset, end the session. I started out by only trying once a day at first. I tried to get him to latch for the first few minutes, and if he did, then I would let him stay on for as long as he would, and then finish the rest of the feeding with the nipple shield (in your case it would be with the bottle). The more you do this, the more used to it he will become. Then gradually, you can try this for 2 feedings a day, then 3, etc. It may take a month or more to get him to be exclusively on your breast, but you will get there. Trust me. And it's so much nicer than pumping. (I was doing that for a while too). Also, try buying the Adiri bottles. They are shaped more like a breast, so it might make it easier to get him to breastfeed properly. I also got great information from The Breastfeeding Book by Dr. Sears (they believe in co-sleeping. I'm not into that so I just ignored that part of the book but the rest of the advice is spot-on.) It also includes pumping information. I also love the website http://www.kellymom.com. It has a wealth of baby information from reliable sources. It has not steered me wrong yet. Good luck with everything! And if you need anymore advice, let me know!