Let me preface this by saying I never thought I'd ask this question after struggling with supply when EP with my DD who is now 4. I know the pain of low supply so I hope this isn't offensive to anyone also struggling with it.
My DS is 5 weeks old and is starting to nurse directly (and transfer!) after a tongue tie correction at 10 days old. I have been EP with him while he healed and while we worked on tongue coordination and suck issues. It took about 3 weeks but we are making progress even though we have a ways to go. Thank goodness for my LC and lac group!
My issue is that I've developed quite a supply. I've been pumping 50 oz a day and LO is gagging and choking when I nurse him. I also worry about not getting hind milk since he's only taking about half his feeding from the breast (I'm slowly decreasing bottle volume). I am starting to lengthen time between pump sessions but get really full and uncomfortable if I go too long.
Any suggestions on getting my supply in check, not choking my DS, and making sure he gets hind milk?
I return to work in 7 weeks and my experience with EP with DD makes me nervous about stepping
away from the pump altogether. I mean what if DS decides to refuse breast in the next week or so and
I've compromised my supply. Ugh!
Thanks in advance!
I hope to create a real siggy but first I need some sleep!
Mom to Lily and Colin!