Re: Desperate! Need help with newborn!
feeding small frequent feeds will EASE his colic. get him on the breast as much as possible, as often as possible, particularly with the supplementing confusion he's having. if he'll nurse every hour, get him on every hour.
i'm confused - if you have such oversupply/leaky letdown that milk pours from your nipple, then the problem isn't that he isn't stimulating a letdown. right? is he not swallowing the milk that's pouring into his mouth? i'm wondering if you can't just quit the problematic supplementing and let him nurse every hour at the breast?
how much milk are you pumping after a nursing? i'm a little worried that you're going to get yourself a nasty case of oversupply. of course, feeding the baby right now, today, this week, is much more important than worrying about oversupply in the long run, which you can manage later - but maybe you can back off the pumping?
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