Today, 04:46 PM
If you baby is getting so much milk, baby is spitting up, and choking when nursing, why would you think that the issue is low milk production? Assuming normal weight gain, I think you can safely rule low milk production out, and keep eating lactation cookies only if you like them.
Frequent nursing is entirely normal. It sounds like your baby nurses about every 2 hours for 18 hours of the 24 hour day. This would mean baby nurses abut 9 or maybe 10 times a 24 hour day. Anything from 8-12 times OR MORE in 24 hours is entirely normal, and frequent nursing is the best way to handle the issue of fast letdown. Spit up is usually normal and is not harmful, just messy. The frequency with which baby nurses the rest of the day is at least in part why baby can go so long at night on occasion. Many 2-3 months olds never sleep anything like 6 hours at a time! I guess I am wondering what kind of frequency you think baby should be nursing at?
Some people will tell you that if a baby is getting enough to eat, baby takes longer between nursing sessions, and that if baby is not getting enough, baby will nurse more. But this is not how breastfeeding works at all, because babies nurse for many reasons, all important. It sounds like you are nursing baby when baby wishes, and that is exactly the right thing to do.
Sometimes nursing sessions are unusually long, or mom is uncomfortable, or mom has problems nursing baby as much as baby needs and handling her other responsibilities. If any...