I swear, it's become so hard to find time to post these days. You'd think I have some weird new something in my life consuming all of my mental energy.
So, a lactation consultant gave me some great advice that I could really have used the first time when I was breastfeeding MetaBoy. I had so much milk, I was in severe pain every 2-3 hours due to engorgement, which eventually led to a plugged duct, mastitis, and an abscess. Ugly business, folks.
So, for those out there facing breastfeeding challenges, here's what I learned.
Increase your milk supply - start nursing on one side for a couple of minutes, then on the other side for a couple of minutes, and continue switching off. Feed frequently, even if it means waking the baby every couple of hours.
Reduce milk supply - start nursing on one side for a couple of minutes, then finish nursing on the other.