Re: Cutting out dairy ...
To the bolded- yes, that's how block feeding works. You'd nurse him only from the one side for the block of time (2-3 hours) and if he wants to nurse again within that time (or non-stop comfort nursing) put him back on that same side.
Originally Posted by @llli*lovefitness84
ETA: I think I maybe misunderstood your question at first. If he's fussy that whole time you might also want to take him off for a while, burp him, change him, walk around with him...generally try to distract him just to see if maybe it's not nursing he wants. But if it IS nursing he wants then nurse him. If the empty breast is satisfying him you could keep him there. Maybe he just wants to suck. Just stay on top of diaper counts (should be 5-6 wets per 24 hours) to make sure he's getting enough milk.
Forceful letdown often goes with the fore-hind imbalance. Because baby gets full with that initial glut of milk (mostly foremilk) and doesn't have room for the hindmilk. The block feeding would help with this as well, but in the meantime you might want to try some of the positioning fixes, like reclined nursing. Or pull baby off when you first let down so the initial spray goes into a cup or bottle or burpcloth or whatever and then latch him on when it calms down.
And again, a lot of these things can be part of the normal process of your body adjusting to supply and demand and may fix themselves. Which is to say, you might not always have to block feed or nurse laying back or whatever. It just may be something to help in the meantime until your body adjusts.
Last edited by @llli*norasmommy; July 16th, 2012 at 12:14 PM.
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