Re: Please help me
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby!
Overactive letdown can wax and wane over time. Sometimes you'll feel like it's under control, and so memes you'll have a temporary increase in supply and you'll be back to fast letdowns again. The first thing to bear in mind is that this is TEMPORARY. So no need to throw in the towel, especially if you generally enjoy breastfeeding!
Can you tell us exactly what symptoms you are seeing at this point? Symptoms of OS/OALD can include:
- frequent feelings of engorgement or fullness
- frequent and abundant leaking
- strong letdown sensations
- if pumping, you may be able to pump multiple oz of milk with ease
- baby may cough, gag, splutter, or click while feeding
- baby may "clamp down" on the nipple
- baby may pull off the breast during feedings
- if baby pulls off during a letdown, you may see milk squirt or stream from the breast
- baby may need just one breast per feeding
- baby may feed very quickly, in as little as 5-10 minutes
Is the fussiness worst at a particular time of day, perhaps in the evenings? And will baby nurse when he's fussy?
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