Re: Feeding problems?
Lauralena78, you have come to the right place.
i agree with you, your LO is not fussing at your breasts due to overactive let down.
many mothers find that the nipple shield slows down milk production.
many mothers hand massage their breasts and areolas in order to stimulate the receptors that the nipple shield covers.
You may benefit from learning how to hand express your milk. Your LO might nurse better if he is rewarded with a letdown in the beginning of a feed.
it is not abnormal for babies to poop less per day but then they shower you with one massive poo days later.
I understand your concern over a possible decrease of milk production. Hand expressing can counter-act the decrease.
if you have access to an electric pump you may want to use that as an aide to stimulate your production. But hand expressing will allow your nipples to receive stimulation.
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