Hi all - my first post so I am really looking forward to your help. I went from one drastic situation to another almost overnight and now I'm stressing constantly about supply. About a week ago (baby was 5 weeks) I had an enormous oversupply and forceful letdown. Upon the advice of my awesome consultant, I nursed only one side per feeding. When I was REALLY uncomfortable I would pump (got about 3 oz in 4 minutes). Baby was clicking while nursing and spitting up, so I tried to make those changes.
All the sudden I have almost NOTHING coming out. My breasts are not firm, I completely stopped leaking, and the baby (now 6 weeks) is fussy at the breast and will take almost an hour to stop nursing. Before she gulped and gulped and was so satisfied after 15-20 minutes.
The other factor is that she started sleeping a ton at night. For the past five days or so, she has eaten at 9pm, 4am and 7am. She really sleeps 9-4 and 5-7.
I think I WAY overshot the mark in trying to overcome the massive oversupply. I can't stop thinking about supply and whether she is getting enough milk at all. I was so confident before and now I doubt myself constantly. One time she woke up at 4 with a DRY diaper. Surely that's not good.
Any advice would be so helpful. Last night I pumped at midnight and got about 5 ounces total. Since she is sleeping so long I was really looking forward to getting all that sleep, though.
Can you help? Please... thanks.