Hey ladies..after dealing with an oversupply and milk imbalance issue for about a week now (LO is two weeks, one Day) I finally reached out to a lactation consultant. I posted on here as well and took some of the advice posted but it only seemed to get wore for LO. My poor LO was extremely fussy after feedings, gassy, green stools immediately after eating, frequent poops, frequent nursing, choking on breastmilk, spitting up and just all around not happy. I felt so bad and as so stressed out. I even gave in and offered a binky today to give LO some relief and it actually worked. It seemed to comfort him. Comfort nursing apparently wasnt a good idea bc he was getting too much foremilk.
I spoke with a LC today and wanted to share her advice, and get your thoughts as well. She suggested four things. The first two I tried and nothing helped. They were reclining to feed, feeding off of one breast consecutively, handexpressing or allowing let down to shoot off into towel ( this never worked bc i cant feel let down and I never sprayed unless I squeezed breast), and finally th last resort as pumping an ounce off one side before feeding.
I pumped one ounce off and the baby seemed full, and took a three hour nap off of feeding off one side. I am worried about this though, do you think it will cause more milk to produce? Do I need to do this at every feeding or can i simply do both breast once a day and then continue on with block feeding. Should I save the foremilk pumped or toss out?
I just want this to all work out. I want my baby to nurse when he wants, comfort or not, and get the good hindmilk..not all the fassy foremilk. ANY and ALL advice is more than appreciated. Clearly I am a bit confused with all of this. Thanks!!!