So I've been reading and reading and reading over the past couple weeks and I *think* that I might have an oversupply problem. I have a 10 week old boy who literally nursed constantly for the first month. Then 3 or so weeks ago he started having green poop. Then in the last 2 weeks he's started to protest. Here's what's been going on:
Green explosive poop- sometimes frothy
Poops every 2-3 hours
Whines will on the breast in most positions, but will not unlatch- this usually starts pretty soon after I put him on, and goes through most of the nursing session
I am NOT hearing any choking or clicking or anything
When sidelaying nursing he rarely whines- seems more content
When awake, he'll be happy for 20 minutes and then he gets fussy (I don't know how much fussiness is average for an LO his age). Most fussy during the day/evening
Much happier in the morning (I suspect because I've been unknowingly block nursing simply from being lazy and half asleep and that he's side laying nursed all night)
Sleeps most of the day/night
Shows extreme discomfort when a bowel movement is eminent
Diaper rash if I forget to put on coconut oil or with Angel Baby bum creme
Does this seem like an oversupply/letdown issue to you?
-I was planning on continuing to block nurse and see what happens. I just bought a pump because I have to be out of the house and start seeing clients once or twice a week starting in November. But I'd really only need a few pumping sessions a week to cover the time away. Is that going to create a problem? If so, I can try to figure out a situation where I come home every couple hours to nurse him on those days.
-I still have not introduced a bottle to LO and people keep telling me that this can be a problem if I hold out any longer. So if pumping is going to create a problem, is delaying a bottle any longer risking him refusing the bottle? It wouldn't be the most diasterous thing in the world because I have a job mostly working out of the house, but it would be nice if he could take a bottle occasionally.
Sorry, I know that's long. I just wanted to provide all the info I could. Thanks for any help, insight, ideas, anything really. I hate that my little guy is distressed