First time posting here. I'm a little worried about 3-week-old daughter.
She's our second baby, and my first nursed problem-free for 20 months- I feel like a first-timer with all this worry!
I think I might have oversupply issues. Baby doesn't seem to latch well (she doesn't take a lot into her mouth) and gets choked up often when nursing. She doesn't often nurse for long (maybe 10 min tops?). She's nursing every 1-4 hours. When I try to get her to nurse longer, she fusses at the breast.
She's got plenty of wet diapers (10+ daily) and poops 3 times each day on average. Her poops are the typical yellow, ebf baby poo. She was born at 6lb15oz and was up to 8lb at her 2-week appointment (last time she was weighed).
My worries are about her latch, short nursing sessions, gassiness (she seems to take in a lot of air when she's nursing), and fussiness. She sleeps A LOT still (probably about 20hrs/day) but when she's awake she's usually fussing. I can usually get her to calm down in the wrap and we've started the paci this week which she seems to like but she isn't proficient with it quite yet. It's not fussiness at the same time each day or anything... she's just always upset when she's awake. She grunts and seems like she's straining. She doesn't nurse for comfort at all.
She seems to nurse best at night, side-lying. She wakes up every 2-4hours, latches well, and nurses that one side until she falls asleep. If she gets fussy/grunty, I can lay her across my belly with her feet hanging down on the bed while I'm laying down (so she's elevated) and she'll go to sleep pretty easily.
I feel like I'm having letdown all throughout the day. I leak and spray like crazy. I feel engorged at least once a day, but I'm still leaking and spraying even when I'm not feeling engorged.
I pump occasionally (I think I've used it 4 times in the past 3 weeks), but I'm afraid pumping will ultimately equate to more milk, so I'm afriad to do it too often.
Sorry for the jumble of information... I'm just trying to get it all out there!
Does this sound like an oversupply issue? Could it be something else? Could it be nothing other than a fussy baby? Should I try gripe water? Should I pump more? Thanks in advance for any advice/guidance!