Today, 02:59 PM
EDIT: (Ok I am probably repeating mommal here, but I wrote this whole thing so I will post it :D)
Hi. I also had overproduction and fast letdown with all my kids. So I understand your concerns. However, I think you may be getting some confusing ideas from somewhere.
First, please be aware that while severe overproduction and the accompanying fast letdown might cause baby to have more gas and to be overly fussy, and of course can lead to mom having engorgement, it is NOT a disease that a child can be diagnosed with. There is no such thing as a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance "diagnoses." You do not need to worry about your baby getting "enough" hindmilk, ever. That is not the problem. A baby who got nothing but foremilk, if that were even likely (which it is not) would still be healthy and gain fine. The issue is when there is fast letdown that creates an overabundance of lactose into baby all at once. Lactose is healthy and something your baby very much needs. But If you have a fast letdown, baby may be getting more of this than she can handle easily all at once, but please know that the gas and discomfort, while upsetting for everyone, is not harming her, and does not cause any actual damage to your baby. ALL of your milk is good for your baby.
Everything you describe as far as feeding frequency, preferring to nurse on one side, and short nursing sessions is normal for a baby whose mom has some overproduction going on. Some things (Like nursing every 2 hours (and...