yes, i have what LLL calls “enthusiastic breasts.” hot damn, people. You should see these things. it’s a wonder they don’t explode when touched. (oh, i can hardly wait to see what things people are searching for on Google that land them here on this post.)
they’re really really full, even after feedings. she’s got slightly green, watery, explosive poop. She fusses at the breast. yes, all signs of overproduction. and even though I’m pumping only enough to not have pain, only enough to be able to move my arms, I have three full (6 oz) bags of milk in the freezer and one half full. why does my body always seem to think I’m nursing twins?
I went thru this with W, too, which probably masked his milk protein issue for a while. It was once we got the supply issues straightened out that we really noticed the poop problem had only changed, not gotten better.
but this kid, apparently because she is so small, sleeps more, thus compounding the problem. it’s hard to complain that I’m getting too much sleep at night, but last night, I ended up moving her around a bit, opening her mouth, latching her on (sort of), and tickling her chin until she started sucking. Twice. At 11 and then again at 1:30. And there is no waking her.