May 21st, 2015, 10:24 PM
I'm new to this site and a first time mom...my precious little boy is 3 weeks old. When I gave birth, my LC told me to pump every time after I nursed him because I'm wanting to start building a supply for him when I return to work 6 weeks from now. So I have been doing that until this past week when I've discovered (self-diagnosed) that I had an issue with oversupply: (1) breast constantly full, (2) sometimes milk would spray as I'm trying to get him to latch, (3) trying to get him to latch was a battle- he would make these "mean" looking faces and shake his head off the breast and/or push against me, (4) he would sometimes gulp, choke, sputter, or cough during feedings at breast, (5) mom having extremely sore nipples constantly, (6) feedings may be short, lasting only 5 or 10 minutes total, (7) he would burp or pass (screaming painful) gas frequently between feedings, tending to spit up a lot, and (8) he had watery explosive stools.
So based on all those symptoms, and from what I've read about oversupply (or Hyperlactation or any other term it's referred to as)- I kinda self-diagnosed myself with this issue. Please by all means correct me if I'm wrong.
But for 3/4 days I've been trying to correct this issue- for two days I did the block feeding and during the entire correction phase I pumped 2 minutes the beast that I knew he was going to feed from just to remove the foremilk. And I still pump once or twice a day so I can continue to build my milk supply...