I have one breast that just makes way too much milk and shoots it out with such force, my baby can only handle it in her sleep. I am convinced now after about 6 weeks of problems, that that it is the root.
I am trying to block feed, but it doesn't seem to help yet. It seems like more milk builds up in there and comes out even faster now. Is it one of those "gets worse before it gets better" things?
My babies have only nursed on one side EVER. So I feel confident that I make enough milk for an entire feeding in just one breast.
She is almost 4 months.
How long will it take to get the crazy side to slow the heck down??
I am tempted to just nurse on the good side and pump just a TINY bit on the crazy side. Because right now if I nurse on the crazy side after feeding on the good side for about 5 or 6 hours, baby pops off, gets made, gets soaked, and then won't get back on at all.
Something else I'm wondering if I understand correctly. I am block feeding to reduce my supply on the right. Not really overall, just the right. My left side behaves itself. When I'm nursing on the right 2 or 3 times in a row, I'm stimulating MORE milk, right?
If I reduce the time on the left by nursing two or three times on the right, couldn't I be decreasing my supply in the left and then making the problem worse?
This is what has me thinking about nursing only on the good side and pumping to comfort on the right.
Also, how do you know you're not overdoing it?? I will admit I live in fear of "not making enough milk" and that's prolly how I ended up like this.