On Monday or Tuesday, I was told that I was probably producing too much milk and to start block feeding in four hour time intervals and stop pumping for the time being. I had been pumping close to daily so that my husband could give a bottle close to once a day. I think that the oversupply issue has lessened (considerably even). Last night, my husband gave two bottles because I had been all night from Meagan having gas problems. My questions are:
-Is it okay to pump a whole feeding if my breasts are not involved in a feeding? Should this pump occur before or after I start feeding her and on the breast or the other breast that I'm feeding her on?
-When do I know to stop block feeding? Will block feeding suffice or is it necessary to get to 15-20 min on one side and 5-10 on the other?
-Meagan is 5 weeks old. Do I no longer need to worry about her sleeping more than 5 hours even if she has more than one 5 hour stretch?