1.) The same amount of time can pass between feedings, but I always have loads more milk when I wake up. Why is that?
2.) My milk comes out so fast that it chokes my 2 week old and he lets go. I've tried sitting up and leaning back so that the milk doesn't shoot down his throat, but he still can't handle the flow. This has been going on for a few days now, and he seems to not want to latch as deep as he did before and he'll slurp and smack now (which can hurt). He'll only nurse for a few minutes at a time.
3.)Possibly because of my milk flow issues, he'll nurse nearly around the clock for short bursts for 2 or 3 hours straight, then he'll sleep for 2-4 hours. Is there some way I can get him to nurse more effectively so that I'm only confined to the couch with my shirt up for half an hour instead of 3 hours? I don't mean "schedule" him.
I can meet with a lactation consultant next week but I wanted some advice sooner.
Answer by chukuku at 10:53 AM on May. 29, 2009
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