Re: block feeding and pumping
Managing oversupply is an art rather than a science, right? So when you're at work, you may want to express from just one breast at a time. That would probably be the fastest way to get the oversupply to go away. But if using just 1 breast means you're in severe discomfort, then you can express a little from both breasts so that neither gets overfull. Have you tried hand expressing into a bowl or cup? That should be less stimulating to supply than pumping.
Please don't worry about the hindmilk thing. Babies who get a lot of the so-called foremilk are not getting insufficient fat. What they are getting is a lot of extra lactose (milk sugar). That can make them gassy and maybe even uncomfortable, but it is NOT a health problem.
Evening fussiness is really common in young babies. This link talks a bit about cluster feeding and fussy evenings: http://kellymom.com/parenting/parent...fussy-evening/. What it doesn't mention is the babies who refuse to feed in the evenings, but that's a common problem, too!
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