I have had numerous issues BF since my son was born Sept 26th. Bad latch, recessed jaw, lip tie, cracked bleeding nipples, breathing concerns, not being able to pump enough, and over supply. My local LLL Leader has suggested over supply from the beginning. Up until last week I disagreed. Last Thursday it changed, I had fading out pumping and started nursing full time. This caused my breasts to (I feel) start making more milk because I was feeling full, but not uncomfortable, my letdown became very strong, I was spraying him when he pulled off, green stools, cranky, spitting up. Worked thru it, by Saturday night his stools started yellow again. Sunday he wasn't really pulling off anymore. By Monday really my only symptom was strong let down, and spitting up but it doesn't seem to be bothering him as much. Weight - when he was born he was 5 11. Oct 28 he was 7 13, yesterday 9 9. So he's gaining alot. But he's happy. And nursing is finally comfortable. Also yesterday at the LC clinic he took 1 1/2 off the left breast (which I'm working resolving a clogged duct) and 3.8 off the right breast. They didn't seemed concerned with weight gain or oversupply.
So my question. Do I really need to try to decease my milk supply? My mommy instincts are saying things are fine and let my body handle it.
-has yellow poops
-comfort nurses still
-does spit up some after feeding
-has gas, some days worse than others, some days doesn't bother him
-doesn't choke while feeding
-does have high weight gain
I'm not engorged, but extra full in morning which I assume is normal. I'm not that full any other time during the day.
Sometimes he feeds on both breasts at feeding, sometimes only one.
I do feel my letdowns during the day and they spray. Worse on the right side than left.
I've just had so many issues I really don't want to mess with my milk if I don't have to. Last thing I need is decreasing my supply to much