Re: Overactive Letdown & Foremilk/hindmilk imbalance help.
Great link from the PP!!! I couldn't agree more- cross the whole foremilk/hindmilk issue off your worry list.
I know you tried the reclined feedings and feeding off just one breast today, and they didn't work. But I think you're not giving them enough time to do their magic. Dealing with oversupply and fast letdowns- that's a process that can last for weeks or even months in some very severe cases. You're not going to see a huge improvement in just 24 hours. So I would recommend continuing to do reclined and one-sided feedings for a few days, maybe a week, before you declare them a failure and move on to other techniques.
I personally would avoid routine use of the pump before feedings. Yes, pumping out an ounce can make feeding easier for the baby, but it's also going to keep your supply higher than it should be. The more milk you leave in the breast, and the longer it sits there, the more your body will get the message that it's time to reduce supply to a more reasonable level.
One thing to keep in mind is that your baby is still VERY young. Often young babies struggle with fast flow not because the flow speed is so excessive but rather because they lack the speed, strength, and coordination to keep up with even a normal letdown. This is why most resources suggest giving yourself several weeks to master breastfeeding before you try to tweak things, for example by block feeding or pumping or what have you.
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