I am a working mother who has to pump so my husband can bottle feed our daughter my expressed milk during the day. Also, I have a friend who just gave birth to sick child and with all the visits to the hospital her milk production has decreased so she asked me and a few other friends to help out. When she asked, I started pumping just a little more. Almost exactly after I started pumping that little tiny bit extra, I noticed that my breasts were becoming full and heavy much sooner than before. Also, my daughter started only feeding on one breast. Now, she also almost always spits up at least an ounce and maybe 1 1/2 ounces after she nurses off of the left breast (the breast that produces the most when I pump). She has even spit up excessively while she is nursing making a mess of both me and her! She is becoming more and more fussy (she was already a colicky baby) and I fear that our bonding time is falling apart because she spits up so much when she feeds off of that particular breast. I want to say that she is not upset when she spits up. She is usually very happy and even smiles after it is said and done.
I think my (our) problem is over production and she is over eating. We go to the doctor for her 2 month check up tomorrow and I'll be sure to mention to her DR. But in the meantime, I'd like to hear your thoughts and/or advice.
Should I try to decrease my milk supply? If so, how?