hi! so my dcp said my lo needs more milk. I was giving 12 oz, 4 3 oz bottles, and now i am giving 3 4 oz bottles and 1 3 oz (15 total). I do not think he needs this much milk. I think he needs to sleep more but they struggle getting him to sleep. I pump more now to meet the 15 oz mark and we are ok.
my issue is that i feel like i am telling my body to make more milk than it really needs to. i felt this before i added in a session but it is worse now. when lo is home with me and we nurse he gulps and chokes often in the beginning of a session.
he is also popping off like CRAZY...this has something to do with being distracted but it happens even when we are in a dark quiet place, even in bed in the middle of the night.
it just sucks because i wish i did not need to pump (as most of us do). the natural system of the baby telling your body what to make and the baby removing the milk is so much better.
I feel like our nursing sessions are so important to us both and now they are being affected. It is just not pleasant to have him gulping, coughing and popping off like a maniac.
Any suggestions? or do the two of us just need to deal with this if i want him to have enough milk while i am at work? Thank you