I posted on this forum two years ago, when I had issues with EBF my son. Those problems worked themselves out Here I am, now, presenting an issue with EBF my 3 month old daughter...
I have always produced an insane amount of milk, and had milk streaming out of my boobies with each let down... my right breast produces MUCH more than my left. I can't seem to find any solution to this - I've tried block feeding to temper things a bit, which worked wonders for engorgement, but only to a certain degree for my right side. I've nursed her in different gravity-assisted positions, which doesn't help. I've tried that 'scissors' hold, but frankly am unsure if it hurts of helps (mostly because I dont' know if I'm doing it correctly?) The let downs on my right side REALLY upset her, and I know they'll go away in a few weeks as she gains weight and grows, and can handle the letdowns.
Just a few minutes ago I was nursing her and we both got so frustrated because she wants to suck (and I suspect that she's going through her 3 week growth spurt, which has brought on this sudden crazy amount of milk, which is unfortunate because it's all seemingly in my right boobie), but spit ALL of the milk out that came out of the right boobie. I'm telling you, it's SO much milk... I ran to the sink just to let some out, and OMG - tons! And huge streams! My poor little girl must be drowning.
I apologize for the rambling, and don't know if I've provided anything helpful that would assist in answering my complaint/vent... but is this just a 'normal' occurrence that we both need to wait out? Should I start block feeding again?
FYI - no issues with latching as far as I know, she's had plenty of yellow seedy poos. no pain when nursing (anymore).
Thanks so much, ladies. I've been reading the LLL forums for a few weeks now, and they're so helpful when I feel SO very frustrated and at my wits end.