where do I go from here? Block feeding question..
Its me again ladies! So Ive been block feeding for 2 weeks now to control OAL and oversupply. Its working! My breasts never feel engorged and he doesnt choke or sputter when I let down anymore. No gulping to keep up with the flow.
My first question is....why hasent the colic gone away? I dont eat dairy. He still cries a TON at night. Is this just the fussy evening thing?
Second question is...is it possible that towards the end of the night, the breast Ive been nursing all day on isnt producing enough milk for him? (I do 12 hour blocks) I usually have to do some cluster feeding in the evenings. I nursed side lying last night from 530-630 and from 7-8 because he was screaming. He was not really swallowing much. Then, I was waiting for my hubby to come home to help me with the bath and he got home at 830. Nathan was SCREAMING for that last half hour. Like he was hungry! THen I gave him the fresh breast after the bath (the one that had not been used all day so it had a lot of milk for him) and he was content. Fell asleep no problem. So in the evenings, when he comfort nurses, I cant really get him to swallow more to drink the milk he needs...then he acts hungry and I want to save the other breast for after the bath so he falls asleep well. What is going on here? Why is he screaming after being nursed for almost 2 hours? During this time, I cannot take care of my other son. (hubby works late) So its either dont comfort nurse and Nathan screams all evening, or comfort nurse and my other son gets left in the dust for 2+ hours. :-( What can I do? Ive tried multiple pacifiers and he wont take them.
Third question....where do I go from here in regards to block feeding? Should I go back to 6 hour blocks to just increase my supply a little? Also, the breast I use during the day is getting more "action" than the other one and its getting painful. How can I rotate breasts so I use the other one during the day for a while? (he nurses only twice a night on the other one, so while Im still doing a 12 hour block on that one, it doesnt get nursed on like the one I use during the day)