Re: Struggling to feed.
Yeah, pulling off the breast and milk "going everywhere" does sound a lot like overactive letdown. I definitely agree that you want to start by trying reclined nursing positions. In fact, a reclined position may explain why your baby has no problem at night, if you're feeding in a side-lying position.
Do you notice any of the following:
- Strong letdown sensation
- Frequent feelings of "fullness" or engorgement
- If you are pumping, you may be able to pump a lot of milk with ease (1.5 oz per hour would be around average, so if you're getting significantly more than that...)
- Lots of leaking
- Milk sprays or streams from the breast when baby pulls off
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