Re: oversupply, comfort feeding and block feeding questions
Glad to hear there's been such an improvement!
Block feeding is an art, not a science. You stop doing it when your baby is giving you signs that she has finished the first breast and is still hungry and wants the second, or when you feel that your supply is pretty well-matched to her needs. Since you still feel several letdowns at a feeding and your baby still has times when she gets mad after receiving an unwanted letdown, I think one-sided feedings are probably something you can safely stick with for now.
I would continue to avoid the pump. I know that you want a "good" supply for when you return to work, but you don't want to pick up the pump too early and earn a return of your oversupply. If you want, you could try expressing an oz or two a day, and storing it. That would be unlikely to exacerbate oversupply and would give you a sense of how easy (or not) pumping is likely to be for you.
If baby refuses the breast because she doesn't want milk but wants to suck, that's an appropriate time to offer the paci provided she is gaining weight at a normal rate.
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