My oversupply problem started when after I was feeding my 4 day old daughter, I began pumping since I thought this is what I have to do. As a result, I assumed both of my breasts think I have twins who eats a lot and now have a stack of pumped milk for the past 7 weeks (she will be 2 months on the 19th). I have been dealing with oversupply for almost a week and seems like I still have not regulated my milk production.
What I have done so far...
1) I STOPPED PUMPING since last Friday because another mother told me I should not be pumping each feeding!
2) My daughter feeds only one breast on each feeding. In a course of three hours, I offer only one breast and if I think she seems hungry, I put her on the same breast. I tried to feed her uphill by using my brest friend pillow and raised one of my thigh higher than the other thigh.
3) When I breasts are engorged, I placed cold compress and hand expressed.
Problems which I need help with...
My baby gulps/gags/chokes/coughs or pulls out of my breast each feeding, she is gassy, fussy, vomits, spit ups, and she only eats for 5 minutes in a course of 3 hours that's why my breast which I feeding her is still full while the other breast is engorged. Also, I tried feeding her when I see hunger cues not when she is crying so she is relaxed and sleepy (but maybe I am feeding her and not supposed to). At night time, she does not want to deal with my breasts. She goes to bed hungry
What should I do with engorged breasts? Do I hand express before each feeding? How long do I have to hand expressed - until it stops squirting? Do I pull her out of breast when I think she is about to choke or wait until she pulls out on her own? Is 5 minutes satisfies her hunger (her stool is sometimes green but mostly yellow, 6 wet/2 or 3 dirty diapers, not sure if she lost weight since our appt is on the 20th)) How do I deal with breast refusal (she got tired of dealing with squirting, full breasts) Again, it's been almost a week, still my milk production has not regulated. What do I do now?