I popped at the breastfeeding clinic yesterday in hopes that I could talk to one of the ibclc's and got to spend some time with the head lady, who is super nice. I got to work with her when DS1 was a newborn and I really like her a lot.
Anyway, she thinks in probably being overly sensitive based on my past issues and since Alexander is gaining weight and has good diaper output, I don't need to be doing weekly weight checks at this time. She says I'm already dong everything they would tell me to do and congratulated me to recognizing the signs of possible trouble all on my own. We ruled out tongue tie and determined that my pump still has good suction power, so no need to replace it.
She also said the fussiness Alexander was going through was more likely related to a growth spurt than to my milk supply.
So, I do feel much better. But i'm not ready to just relax quite yet. I'll still pump as often as I can and I plan to give the expressed milk to Alexander whenever he shows signs of increased, unexplained fussiness. He hasn't gained any weight at all in about a week, but his fussiness at the breast is down. I'm just still a little on edge I guess.
so glad you're feeling better! I think I'm often oversensitive, too, have to remind myself that there are other causes of fussiness, I don't have to feel bad about my breasts every time the baby cries! I was upset the other day bc the LC had suggested hunger was behind his afternoon fussiness, but no- he just needed more help going to sleep, nursing doesn't always get him there!