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Well, it looks like I messed up my supply a bit. I was block nursing to deal with oversupply (I think) and overactive letdown. I went too far. I'm glad to know what the problem truly is, but now I'm not sure what's the best thing to do.
I thought her screaming at my breast once active swallowing stopped was reflux or another issue, but decided to pump on a breast after she would scream and sure enough, I got maybe 10 drops in 10 minutes (I respond to the pump well, so that's not an issue).
So, I need to increase my supply. Marathon nursing won't work, as once I'm empty, she'll scream, try to suck and when she gets nothing, scream again and repeat and repeat and...
I've heard mixed things about herbs. What about Traditional Medicinals Organic Mother's MilkTea?
Do I pump after I run dry to stimulate more milk, since she won't remain latched at that point? This is what I'm hoping will work.
Also, in the middle of the night *typically* she'll not eat much, but there are times when she's a piggy and she'll empty me every 2 hours LOL. So, on the nights that she just snacks, should I get up and pump every 3 hours?
This is starting to affect her, as she won't settle without a full tummy. It's heartbreaking for her to want to eat, but to come up empty on both of the girls. It's happening several times a day now and I'm kicking myself for not figuring this out earlier.
Blessed helpmeet to my man, mama to Cody, Sarai & newly born Rebekah