I have a 9 week old son who eats about 5-6 times in 24 hours. I have an issue of overactive letdown, especially on the right side. This is making baby very gassy & he only naps while being held. He started sleeping long stretches at night about 2 weeks ago & I get painfully full in the morning. I started pumping in the morning while hubby have bottle to the baby. Now this solved the problem short term. Since LO keeps changing his schedule & I realized pumping is not helping me, I stopped pumping 6 days ago. My questions:
1. I am still very full in the morning, to the point where it hurt bad. LO has started eating only one side, so sometimes one side is not being emptied for about 10-11 hours. Will my body start making less milk? If yes when?
2. LO gulps a lot of air & past 2 days he eats only 5-6 mins on one side only. He is not getting hungry more often so I am guessing he is having enough. But can he go from eating for 30+ mins to 8 mins in a day?
3. I am not sure if he is getting enough hind milk. While my breasts do feel empty within 5-6 mins he seems to stop mid letdown needing for a burp & doesn't latch at all after that. I burp him every 2 mins since he is gulping all that air.
Please help! Due to these 2 issues, he is so gassy that he doesn't nap in crib & I end up holding him most of his naps which is killing my back.