I seem to be having problems only with my left breast which has an extremely heavy letdown. Once the milk has let down, I am having to spraying into a towel for about a good 15-20 seconds before having my little one latch on. Sometimes during the feeding he'll start choking and it seems to be spraying again.
My left breast has a lot more milk than my right as well, and my right breast has regulated itself to the demands of the baby, so I don't want to pump my left breast before feeding him. I read on kellymom that it's okay to pump no longer than 30 seconds before a feeding, or to pump an hour before a feeding, but I don't want to tell my body to make more milk via my left side (is this possible!?).
I'm at a lost, and feel a little frustrated with myself. I feel like I am going to end up drowning the poor baby when I am feeding him with my left breast because I know he's getting a bit more of the foremilk than the hindmilk (he has some green mixed in with his poo).
He's only 3 weeks old, and he's my first, so I'm sure it will all be trial and error, but with such a heavy let down, I feel like I won't be able to properly breastfeed him in public either because of such a heavy let down with my left breast.