November 8th, 2016, 10:32 AM
I have had numerous issues BF since my son was born Sept 26th. Bad latch, recessed jaw, lip tie, cracked bleeding nipples, breathing concerns, not being able to pump enough, and over supply. My local LLL Leader has suggested over supply from the beginning. Up until last week I disagreed. Last Thursday it changed, I had fading out pumping and started nursing full time. This caused my breasts to (I feel) start making more milk because I was feeling full, but not uncomfortable, my letdown became very strong, I was spraying him when he pulled off, green stools, cranky, spitting up. Worked thru it, by Saturday night his stools started yellow again. Sunday he wasn't really pulling off anymore. By Monday really my only symptom was strong let down, and spitting up but it doesn't seem to be bothering him as much. Weight - when he was born he was 5 11. Oct 28 he was 7 13, yesterday 9 9. So he's gaining alot. But he's happy. And nursing is finally comfortable. Also yesterday at the LC clinic he took 1 1/2 off the left breast (which I'm working resolving a clogged duct) and 3.8 off the right breast. They didn't seemed concerned with weight gain or oversupply.
So my question. Do I really need to try to decease my milk supply? My mommy instincts are saying things are fine and let my body handle it.
-has yellow poops
-comfort nurses still
-does spit up some after feeding
-has gas, some days worse than others, some days doesn't bother him
-doesn't choke while feeding