Tuesday, December 15, 2009

breastfeeding parker

Parker is such a gentle latcher, he opens and closes his mouth waiting for the nipple- he looks like Pac-man so that is what I call him while we are feeding.

He has been having some gas issues I think. I've done some research, since I dont accept the thought that is what I eat. (do your research, that is rarely or if ever the issue) Problems rarely occur from foods like onions, garlic, or spicy stuff. If it is a food problem it is most often from dairy products. Anyway... I have been wondering about an oversupply of milk/ forceful letdown. Poor little pacman sounds like he is drowning gulping down milk. I leak like crazy. This is all the worst at night when he sleeps well and have lots of milk. I found this information from LaLeche League, imo the best place to go for breastfeeding advice. http://www.llli.org/FAQ/oversupply.html I have noticed that while side laying he nurses the best and is far less gassy, and the milk spills out the side of his mouth. Excellent excuse to side lay while nursing! ;) I'll report back in a week or so and see if we have some results and can decrease my milk supply.

1 comment:

Sarah R said...

I hope the side nursing helps! :)