i believe i have an overactive let down... my son is almost 3 wks old and only will feed for 4-6 minutes often unlatching several times and then refuses to go back will even tightly squeeze lips together sometimes to refuse. when he does pull off i have a strong steady stream of milk. i hear him gulping several times during the feeding and he seems content but i'm wondering if he's getting enough in such a short time. should i try using a nipple shield? he was having a poopy diaper after almost every feeding now it is 1-2 a day however has little poops in each diaper. has 7-8 wet diapers a day i think but they are so absorbent i can't always tell. please help i'm so frustrated and don't want to quit trying but i'm on the verge
Re: need help
well sounds like he is getting enough if he has enough wet diapers, here, I had asked about the same thing... http://www.lalecheleague.org/vbullet...ead.php?t=2369
Re: need help
You might wish to read over this FAQ:
Perhaps you could try feeding baby more upright and allow your milk to spray into a towel before latching or when you hear you baby start to gulp?
If your supply is truly overabundant, there are things you can do to decrease it to a manageable level. My best suggestion is to try the comfort measures first, and if that isn't helping, work on decreasing your supply. :)
Please don't hesitate to post with any further questions you have. I know that this situation is very confusing to say the least!
And please do get in contact with your local LLL Leader! She will be a great source of info and support for you. :)