I'm ashamed to admit that it took me 3.5 months to figure out that my baby has been suffering due to my oversupply. He was showing all of the characteristics, was colicky as a newborn, has gained weight very rapidly, but for some reason I just did not acknowledge oversupply as a possibility. I had cut out dairy, which did seem to help, but not enough. On Sunday I decided to start block-feeding, and I noticed a MAJOR difference within a day. LO was sleeping beautifully, and was not waking crying or screaming in pain from gas. His BM turned from frothy to a more tacky consistency. I was advised to start for 3-4 days and then reassess, so yesterday (3 days) I started to go back to one side per feeding (as we had been doing since LP was a newborn) because my breasts were getting very empty when he fed, and he seemed to be fussing because of slow flow. Well, last night was again one of our worst nights, up for 2-3 hours with gas and very watery BMs. So, I am thinking we have not yet solved the problem completely.
I read that block-feeding is an art. I am a person who tends to do better with specifics, so I am really hoping for some advice on how to keep going with this, without tanking my supply. Also, in one of the LLL recommended articles it says that many mom's supply levels out by 4 months. Am I wrong to start this process prememptively? Those 2 days when my son was happy and content were literally the best days of my life. I would do anything for a comforting nursing relationship. Instead of what we have now which is a 5-minute struggle on the breast and resulting discomfort for LO.