I wrote about a week or so ago about my daughter who is now 3.5 weeks old. We have been struggling with oversupply and overactive let down. We are now also dealing with thrush. I have been seeing a LC and thought that things were improving, my LO had developed a bad latch due to the oversupply and we have been trying to correct it.
Now the past three days, my LO is so fussy I feel like I am going to lose my mind. She is crying all the time and her latch is worse - she is clamping down so bad that my nipples are white when she releases them. It also appears that my milk is out of control again, I am leaking like crazy! I feel like the fussiness must be related.
I have been offering one breast per feeding and the same one if she wants it again within 2 hours for the last week and a half. I am wondering if I should increase the amount of time to 3 or 4 hours as my supply seem to be out of control again.
I am almost ready to give up on breast feeding - I have to be honest. I am trying so hard to be committed but between the fussiness, leaking, the pain of thrush, the sore nipples and lack of sleep I feel like I am going to go crazy. I know that the first weeks are hard but I don't have much steam left and we are only 3.5 weeks in. I just feel like things are constantly getting worse instead of better
Any advice/help would be really appreciated!!