First off, my little sweetie Aine Lynn is 6 weeks old! We have battled my flat nipples, now it seems we are up against a forceful letdown.. Well, that's my issue, I'm not sure what is going on, but the term seemed to describe it.
I am pretty sure we have hit the 6 week growth spurt, DD nurses at least every hour and a half during the day and I get a break at night for about 3 hours starting at the 10 pm mark and frequent feeding re-starting after 6 am. I was only having this issue during the wee hours of the morning feedings but it had begun to occur with each session. Baby girl begins to nurse and with letdown she begins to gulp and sputter, then pulls off coughing and upset .
When I remove the breast milk POURS, and we are talking torrential breast milk flood, fill up a nursing pad, onesie and my shirt soaked, WET.
She has been more gassy lately, gripe water and leg bicycling helps, but she seems so fussy in the evening.. We are trying different positions to slow the flow but i am just hoping someone will indicate that this too shall pass!
I apologize for the length of this.. I must keep going, I need so much advice!
Secondly, and less breast feeding related-- does anyone have experience is baby-wearing? How much is too much? My DD literally screams when I set her off to do her own thing in her bouncy chair or swing. This has resulted in me walking about with her attached to me in the sling the majority of the time. I give her tummy time every day too, but she tolerates it for a few minutes then we are back to wearing. I don't mind at all, in fact I love having her in the sling with me! I just do not want this to be abnormal or negligent of me as I have received several comments from my mother and MIL about how she needs to learn how to "be by herself, you need to not have her on you all the time.."
And lastly.. (forgive me mommas) has anyone experienced an unsupportive husband when it came to BF'ing your baby, how did you resolve this?? My husband was completely on board with BF when I was PG, that it's best for baby and me! And now I feel rejected by him.. We were recently out to eat and DD began to whine. With this growth spurt she cluster feeds like crazy, and otherwise detests being left in her carrier. I went to the bathroom and nursed her for a minute. Came back out, she began the crying. My husband told me not to be "one of those people" and told me to go to the car and nurse the baby so as not to disturb anyone while he and my step daughter finished their meal..
Maybe I should not feel like he was ashamed of me and DD, but it's just growing frustration.. When I try to talk to him about it all ge can do is talk about how his ex-wife didnot have these issues with their child and I must be doing something wrong. Or that I am spoiling the baby.
Again.. Sorry for the length! I'm just so relieved I found this forum!