Okay, so things are still going better than they were BUT... now Asher is having a growth spurt. Before block feeding, a feeding went like this: Latch baby on to eat, baby cries, won't latch back on, cries and cries (both mom and baby!) Now feedings go like this: Latch baby on to eat, unlatch baby during let down, wait until let down chills out a little, latch baby back on, after about 15 more minutes Asher begins to unlatch and cry, latch and unlatch and cry, etc. I am pretty positive it's a growth spurt, he has suddenly increased his amount of feedings per day and also the length of time he is on the breast, it seems he is never really satisfied... So how do I tell my body to chill on the let down but make more milk????? And how long do growth spurts usually last? And is my milk supply dwindling because it's the end of the day? If he is truly hungry and one side just won't make anymore, is it okay to go to the other side? I wasn't sure this time so I gave him 2 oz of frozen milk I had from 3 weeks ago by bottle. I didn't WANT to do this but even if he needs to continue to suck on an empty breast to stimulate it, it wasn't very productive because he was getting so upset that he unlatched after every suck and finally decided not to latch on again... What do you guys think?
Let me tell you, BF has been a COMPLETE rollercoaster... Sometimes I feel so close to Asher, like I was made for him and he made for me, and sometimes I feel like I'm not a good mommy because I can't figure this mess out! Any advice is appreciated, sorry about all the questions!!