It's science

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thanks to Cloud's blog, I had an AHA! moment and realized that part of B's problem, and quite possibly all of B's problems - are because of my overactive letdown. We've been working on it for a bit over a week and things have improved remarkably. She's a lot less gassy and not nearly as frustrated at the boob. So I'm posting about it just in case it helps one other mom identify and rectify a very frustrating issue. Thanks, Cloud!

3 comments to It's science:

Cloud said...

I'm glad my post helped someone!

If the steps to deal with the fast letdown don't solve the problem, you could try following the advice for oversupply- which is basically to nurse one side only per feeding. (I have a bit of this problem, too- with oversupply, the baby gets too much foremilk and not enough hindmilk, and this can also cause gas.)

Nanette Jula said...

Yeah, I think we have a bit of both here, too. I've been feeding her uphill from one side per feeding. It's worked really well on the right side, but the left side is still stubbornly fire-house-like. And boy, does it piss her off! But it's definitely a lot better. She no longer belches and farts like an old fat man and most feedings are actually - dare I say it - pleasant. So thanks again! :)

Nanette Jula said...

Bah! I meant "fire-hose-like." Although it is enough to fill a fire house. Whatever that is.

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