I am nursing sweet baby #3 at 3 weeks old...have had oversupply and overactive let-down issues with all three kiddos, but the boys seemed to grow into it pretty fast. My delicate little daughter has an eency-weency latch on my right side in order to control flow, and there's not much I can do about it except that I'm living with some nipple soreness on that side where the breast is bigger and less firm than on the left, where she does much better. On the right, it's small latch, lots of clicking and nipple flicking...YEOWCH. I did successfully decrease supply with block feeding, but the OALD is as big an issue as ever. THEN...voila...tried the lying on back nursing and it was a total win for about 3 days...less soreness, happier daughter.
Then...full blown mastitis, still struggling with bad fever/chills and super-painful breast and have started abx. I guess the laid-back nursing left things too undrained. Maybe it was the nipple trauma that brought it on (though there were no visible cracks, just sore), but it had started to get better since I was lying on my back with her on top.
I hate having gone back to 'normal' position and more soreness again, but can't risk not draining this boob! Any ideas I haven't thought of?