Yesterday, 01:08 PM
I had a blocked duct last week and I'm try to determine the cause to prevent its happening again. Was it just poor latch or could it be oversupply? Or maybe that new nursing bra with underwire? My baby is two months old. He was five weeks early, but perfectly healthy. The article about oversupply on this website give the following symptoms for oversupply, of which we have a few.
Baby cries a lot, and is often very irritable and/or restless: some days, usually more in the evenings like I've been told to expect
Baby may sometimes gulp, choke, sputter, or cough during feedings at breast: occasionally during nighttime feedings
Baby may seem to bite or clamp down on the nipple while feeding: since about three weeks he has loved to bite down and shake his head at the end of feeding on each breast. This got a little better, but for the past couple weeks he's been pulling back and pushing with his hands a little at a time until I finally take him off. It is usually when he is done truly feeding and is just comfort sucking. Occasionally this will happen in the middle of a feeding. I think that this results in a poor latch
Milk sprays when baby comes off, especially at the beginning of a feeding: no
Mother may have sore nipples: Yes, when I let him comfort suck on the second side for a long time after he is finished eating, they get a little sore, maybe from poor latch at that time
Baby may arch and hold himself very stiffly, sometimes screaming: no
Feedings often seem like...