Re: Foremilk/Hindmilk Imbalance Help.
Originally Posted by @llli*tclynx
For moms considering block nursing, you want to be 100% sure that you have an oversupply, because the way block nursing corrects foremilk/hindmilk "imbalance" is by reducing supply. It is possible to go too far, and end up with low supply! In order to determine whether or not you have an oversupply, look over the following list. If you have some or all of the listed symptoms, AND the baby is gaining weight very well, you might want to block feed. But if you have few of the listed symptoms or the baby is not gaining weight well, you definitely want to avoid block feeding.
Symptoms of oversupply:
- Mom feels engorged and/or full fairly frequently, even when baby isn't going too long between feedings
- Mom may feel strong letdowns (if she is a mom who experiences the letdown sensation)
- Mom may leak a lot
- Mom may be able to pump a lot of milk with ease, if she is pumping
- Baby may gag, cough, splutter, cluck, or click while nursing
- Baby may pull off the breast while nursing, and if this happens, mom may observe milk squirting or streaming from the breast
- Baby may gain weight very rapidly
- Baby's poops may be frequently of consistently green
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