January 14th, 2017, 05:56 PM
I am trying to nurse more often, but it's been difficult because she will nurse until (what I assume) is full, and then wants to comfort suck, which isn't possible because my letdown frustrates her. So she pulls off, sputters, cries, re-latches, pulls off, sputters, cries, repeat. They say breastfed babies can't overeat but I believe her tummy is getting way too full.
If that doesn't happen, she is extremely difficult to wake up, period. So I try for about 30 minutes and then give in and pump, because I feel so engorged.
My hope is that I don't necessarily have an oversupply, and that baby will grow into my let down once my supply is full established. In the meantime, I'm struggling to comfort her (I'm trying not to give a paci) and keep myself comfortable (without resorting to pumping/expressing).