DD is struggling with something and I just can't figure it out.
The first thing I noticed was oversupply - which began about 4 days ago and was so bad this morning (after 3 nursing sessions) that I expressed about 10 oz of milk just to clear things out from fear of mastitis. I've been free of oversupply problems since around 8 weeks (DD will be 5 months Tuesday). I started nursing her more frequently but honestly, she ends up refusing me half the time and it did not improve oversupply at all. In fact it seems to make it worse because of second thing I noticed....
She is nursing really weird/lazy. She pops on and off, drinking for a few minutes until let down, and then pops on and off while she gets a little hindmilk, and then stops nursing. I have tried to encourage her to continue, I have tried lay-nursing and quiet dark rooms but she just doesn't want to keep nursing. It makes me think nursing is hurting her?
Yesterday I noticed she has little white spots/sores? all along her upper lip on the inside. She does have one on the lower lip. But it certainly doesn't look like cottage cheese? And there's nothing on her tongue, inside cheeks, or gums. I'm not having any pain or problems with my breasts or nipples, aside from the current discomfort of oversupply. No pink or redness, no shiny or flaking, no shooting pains, nada. She has no diaper rash at all. (But we also use EC and she rarely goes in her diaper, so maybe she wouldn't)? Can she get nursing sores that are not thrush????
She is just the happiest baby ever, so it's so hard to say whether she's extra fussy. She typically acts happy even when uncomfortable. She is pooping less frequently but peeing as usual. She does seem to get extra fussy/irritated/mad during her night feedings because she typically cluster feeds before bed, and it seems like she either doesn't want to or is having a hard time doing so.
She also is very close to cutting a tooth.. not sure if that's related? Ugh - I just want to help her. We are without health insurance until the first and I feel like the universe knows it.... DS had a temp of 105 this weekend and now DD is having such a hard time.... what is this?! How to help her?!