I've never posted in a forum before but being that I know no one with children I am hoping to get some help!!
First - My milk supply is out of control!! When my milk came in I went from a B to a D in cup size- not to mention my breasts leak constantly - not leak - so much as a run (as in a drippy faucet!) I normally wear breast shields to catch the milk - but today I measured the amount of extra milk after feeding my daughter and it is well of 16 oz....
Is there anything I can do to slow down my milk production or am I doomed to have to change shirts 5 times a day the entire time I nurse. I feel so frustrated because as I am feeding on one side - the other side fills up the shield 3 times.. and vice versa... My breasts get so hard if I dont feed the baby ever 2 hours that I'm so tired and literally exhausted.. any ideas??
Also - My nipple on one side is completely cracked and disfigured - the lactation consultant I just saw told me the baby is latching normally and everything looks fine - but if that is so - why the pain?? And why only on one side... I'm on the verge of giving up and just pumping and bottle feeding... I wanted to breastfeed to give my daughter the best - but my health and sanity are at stake here tooo.. any help?
-Sabrinas New Mommy..
(1 week old!)