Over supply, overactive let down... need to vent.
Little cuddle bug is three weeks now and my let down issues are not getting better.. and I know, they probably wont start to even out till around 12 weeks.. but still it is stressful. She latches great, but then has a hard time staying latched because of the let down, so she gulps, gags, coughs and take in so much air, then I have to de latch her and burp her every few min, and even then, she gets so gassy that we end up having a fussy gassy baby most of the day. I'm block feeding and have worked so that I'm doing 4 hour blocks.. I've never had to go that far with my other babies.. I'm nursing her in almost a sitting up foot ball hold position, it helps but not much... it is sooo tempting to just pump off a few ounces before I nurse her, but I know not to do that.. but man, in one nursing session I will let down aprox 3 times. Luckily, she is gaining weight just fine and pooping great so she is getting a good amount of both hind and foremilk.
It feels like 90% of my day is spent trying to nurse and burp her... I have tried nursing her in the moby so I can keep up with the other kids, but she just gulps up too much air when we do that.
I know it will get better, but damn, this is frustrating. We even broke down and try gas drops... to be honest.. I don't see any difference with those drops... do they even work?