I had a question. My little girl is almost 3 weeks old and we are coping with oversupply and an overactive letdown, which has caused her to develop a shallow latch and she uses her tongue to compress the nipple to try and reduce the flow. I have been seeing a Lactation Consultant to help us and we have been doing a little bit better.
My question is, the last two days she has been wanted to feed every hour or so. Prior to that we were about every 2.5-3 hours. I think that some of the time it is just for comfort, as she continues to root even after she is done and will not take the breast. She is also throwing up a lot with the frequent feeds leading me to believe that she may be looking for the sucking and not necessarily the milk. Should I give her a pacifier or am I looking at a world of trouble as we are already having latch issues? I am just not sure what else to do with her - I can't feed every hour and deal with her getting sick all the time for much longer.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.