I need some advice. I have been having some OALD issues with my 5-week old DD, which has led to some fussiness at the breast and gas. We decided to switch to the bottle for a few days to see if it got any better, which it has. However, my goal is to get her back on the breast, as I am not optimistic about BFing an entire year if I'm EPing.
Here's how I've been doing it. We had already switched to block feeding (I offered only 1 side per feeding), so I figured I would pump every other feeding, or roughly every 5-6 hours. However, I'm pumping more than she is drinking, and after only 3-4 days, I'm ahead of her by about a pint. I'm worried that I'm going to exacerbate the problem by creating a serious OS and that it will be even more difficult to get her back on the breast. I would pump less, but I'm starting to be pretty engorged by the time I pump (I wasn't at first... it's getting worse and I've been pumping more and more each session.) Do I need to simply pump less and deal with the engorgement? Should I only pump one side at a time like I had been feeding her? Other ideas?
Advice on how to get her back on the breast would be appreciated, as well. In addition to offering only one side per feeding, we had tried uphill nursing, side-lying, frequent burping breaks, and squeezing some of the beginning flow into a rag.
This is my 2nd child, and I am hopeful that I'll be able to BF her like I did her older brother, but I could use some advice here. I am extremely grateful that I have (more than) enough milk to feed her.... I just want to maximize the chance of year-long success!