new mom here: I make too much milk!!!!!
PLEASE someone , anyone!!!! I need help / advice asap :)
My daughter is 4 weeks old and for over a month now I have extreme engorgement. I haven't used the pump thinking this would only make matters worse and so far nothing has changed and its been over a week. I called my LC last week but never got the chance to talk since she called back I was nursing and when I called them back no return call.....etc etc......
My problem is my daughter nurses every 3 hours. Each feeding I nurse just one side but she never empties the one breast fully, just drinks for about 5 min then is full.My breast is softer though,thank god! If I try to give her more 30 min later she cries and totally refuses the same breast and goes back to bed. :o/
So my breasts are getting stimulated ever 6 hours basicly and often I have to press on them to relieve some engorgement before feeding her, especially in the morning around 6am. I ice them in between sometimes but haven't used cabbage because I'm afraid I'll cut my milk supply....I have a hospital grade pump which I was using once a day when giving her a bottle once a night for hubby to feed her but that totally stopped over a week ago when I couldn't stand being engorged and thought not using a pump would fix things.....
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SOMEONE LOL HELP!!!! I'm going crazy over sore,painful,fast let down breast and my baby is getting all gassy because of it! :o(