DD is just days shy of being 6 months old, and my supply has not yet adjusted to her needs. I still have WAY too much milk, leaking so much that I normally wear 4 nursing pads on each breast daily (silicone, disposable/washable cotton, and wool), and milk still seems to find its way onto my shirts most days. I also have to wear the pads and a bra at night even though DD has only been nursing about 2 times per night for quite a while now, and the friction of the bra and milk on my skin has caused quite an itchy rash in the past.
I only nurse her at one side for each feeding because I have so much milk in each breast that she gets full before the breast is even completely empty!! So I guess we have sort of involuntarily been doing block feeding, which has not helped my supply to adjust any.
It's very annoying because often my breasts spray milk, and when they do she turns her head away and milk sprays onto the sheets of the bed, couch, etc. Wet spots on the sheets (and my shirts) everyday getting REALLY old. Also many times when it sprays she readjusts her latch so that her mouth does not cover enough of my areola, which causes my nipples to be quite sore at times.
I've considered switching to one-sided nursing only, as my left breast produces the most and is the breast that DD prefers. I'd rather not do this until she is out of daycare in May, as I have to pump both breasts daily in order to give her a fresh bottle. Also, I'm not sure how to go about nursing from only one side without running into more trouble!! Does anyone do this or know how to go about this?
I am just SOOO tired of waiting for supply to adjust...I'd really love to at least night nurse DD until she's 2 years old (or maybe older)...but if I can't regulate my supply soon, I do not think I will be able to make it past 12 months.
So block feeding has not worked and not nursing for very long stretches at night has not worked to regulate my supply either!! I do not know what else to try, and while I am thankful for such an abundance of milk in many ways, at this point it is more of a curse than a gift. Does anyone know of any other techniques I might try to regulate my supply?!