After my baby's second week of nursing, she began getting fussy, crying for hours in the middle of the night, very gassy, producing green stools, fussy during the day and not napping much. I thought she might be allergic to something I was eating, so I went on a “no dairy, egg, wheat, corn, nuts” diet for 2 weeks with no improvement. Around her 7th week, I finally discovered that the problem was a fore milk / hind milk imbalance. I started block nursing every 3/4 feedings and pumping out a little of the foremilk before each feed. This went on for 4 days and after the first day there was much improvement; she was no longer in pain, no more hours of crying, etc. (although her stools are still green and watery).
After the 4th day of block nursing, I went back to feeding on one breast each feed as I had done previously. However, since then she has been increasingly fussy on the breast-- acting frustrated, pulling off, crying, latching on but pulling off soon. This doesn't happen at every single feed, but it is becoming more frequent. I tried switching breasts often during the feed to see if that would help, but it doesn't help much; I also tried compressing the breast before and while she is feeding, but this doesn't help either. She has also started crying at night again, and is generally fussy during the day. I know she's getting more hindmilk than before, but is it still a hyperlactation problem? I'm concerned about block nursing again; I don't want to decrease my milk supply too much. I'm confused-- Am I still producing too much milk, or am I now not producing enough? Or could her problem be something completely different?
Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you very much!!