This week has been rough. I was stressing over the house, getting everything done, etc. etc. and it’s not good for any of us when I’m stressed. But I’ve reevaluated what’s important and I’m back on track. And in a better mood. I’m missing the Olympics, though! I’d really been enjoying watching the events in the evening. But it’s nice to get back to normal, I guess. I watched America Ninja Warrior on Monday (it reminds of me of being in the hospital because Maggie and I watched it on the second night we were there) and then America’s Got Talent on Tuesday and Wednesday. But nothing else! I don’t really like what’s on television; I much prefer movies.
Oddly, I have been having a major craving for fruits and vegetables this week, but mostly fruit. Like, making fruit bowls and filling my refrigerator with all kinds of fruit! I mean, it’s great for me, but dang, what’s my body trying to tell me? Low on certain nutrients much? lol
So, breastfeeding has taken an unexpected turn this week because all of a sudden oversupply is a huge issue. Poor baby chokes repeatedly every time I feed her. :'( She doesn’t empty the breast so I have to feed her on the same side the next time she’s hungry, so then the second side starts really hurting from not nursing in several hours. And the process just continues all day and night. Discomfort, choking and sputtering…it’s frustrating. Oh, and spitting up because she’s getting too much milk! I googled oversupply this afternoon and here’s what one of the commenters on whattoexpect.com forums had to say:
I hate when people say oversupply is not a problem. It is a problem. It restricts nursing positions and ability to nurse in public, causes baby to choke/gag with letdown, causes baby to overeat and spit up, baby swallows extra air because of the fast letdown, sometimes there’s a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. Your also more at risk for clogged ducts/mastitis because of not emptying your breasts.
Now, believe me I’d much rather be dealing with oversupply than undersupply but it’s still hard when your little one is struggling to nurse properly.
How’d you deal with oversupply?