I have a 11 week old little girl. When she was a few days old we went to see a LC at the hospital because of latching problems. The LC told me to use a nipple shild which helped a lot and we are still using it. The LC also told me to feed her for 15 minutes on each side. And if she didn't eat those 15 minutes on each side to pump for the remaining time (ex. she eats only 10 minutes on right side - I pump the other 5 minutes then 15 minutes on the left side). I have been doing this for the last 10 weeks. Last week I called my local LLL and asked if this was still necessary and she said no, that all that pumping at first was to increase my initial milk supply and now I could slow down and let my daughter comand my supply. Well, I tried pumping less like 10 minutes each side (ex. if she eats 7 minutes I'll pump 3 minutes on that side then 10 on the other). Also pumping only every other session, but my breast still frequently get engorged. My little girl eats every 1.5 - 5 hours - (usually like 3 hours during the day - up to 5 hours at night and 1.5 hours in the evening).
So what can I do to help the engorgement? I think she is getting to much formilk and not enough hind milk because she has frequent water poops that are sometimes greenish and she spits-up frequently.
Can anyone help with ideas to lessen my milk production - I have a huge freezer stash already!!!