it seems that i have finally managed to get the oversupply issues under control on the right side but the left still leaks so much that it seems to over-produce in response to the leakage. i am block feeding and feeding more frequently from the right and leaving the left for every 4 hrs or so. this helps a bit but if that feed is not a big one, the engorgement is quite painful and i worry about infections (again!).
what i'm wondering is, if LO doesn't nurse much off the left side and falls asleep, would pumping that breast increase milk production if done right after nursing? i don't want to offer that side again in an hour or so when he wakes up as that would probably cause additional over-production but i also am in too much discomfort to wait another 4 hrs.
LO is 6 weeks old today if that helps. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
[ j ]