I'll try to make this as short and precise as possible. I have an 11 week old. He's a great breastfeeder. However, we have recently encountered some issues. One of those issues was manageable. Now it's getting harder because there are numerous ones.
1) I have an issue with oversupply. My right side doesn't produce enough milk and the left side overproduces. Nothing I've tried seems to balance them out. Oftentimes when I feed him on the left side I start to drown him and then he get's hysterical. Right now he's refusing to eat because he got so upset at the crazy milk flow. I pumped it out, but he's still refusing to eat. I also understand that pumping will just encourage more milk. I can't seem to reduce it.
2) I took him to the doctor last week because he had blood in his stool for a week at that point. They suspected dairy and told me to cut it out. I've tried but a little bit still sneaks in and he still has a little blood in his stool a week later. I need to do better on this.
3) I go back to work in a week. I don't feel comfortable pumping there. For the last month, I've been pumping once a day to build up some breast milk for when I'm not there to feed him. My plan was to breastfeed him in the morning, pump on my lunch break, and then breastfeed him when he got home. When he's not with me he would be getting the milk that I froze and would continue to freeze. However, with this potential milk allergy I most likely have to dump all of that milk.
All of this issues have been so discouraging. What should I do? All I can think of right now is to go on the blandest diet possible and stick to that to alleviate this potential allergy. Then start supplementing with formula during the day and only breastfeed him the morning and at night. It kills me to have to feed him formula at all when I worked so hard to not have to do that for a few months.