Okay.. so I have a forceful letdown. I did last baby as well. It's bad enough, though, that reclining my position doesn't help her from gasping just about every nursing session. One thing, though... she's started to get sort of fussy a few minutes after let down is complete. Usually this is how our sessions go:
I get her latched on. Sometimes I have to re-latch her. Her suck is very strong right away and I'm still a bit tender at latching. After about 30 seconds (sometimes sooner, sometimes a little later) I start to need to breathe deeply and clutch the breast she is not on because let down is happening and is still VERY painful. (I still have it randomly between feeds as well... like right now. :ouch: ). This usually lasts for about a minute. Then about the 5 minute mark it goes one of two ways. Either I have another painful letdown (slightly less painful than the first) for about 30 seconds, or she starts to un latch and seem irritated that the nipple isn't maintaining shape. She relatches but doesn't get a good seal and slips off without trying to. She's not pulling or biting, but seems irritated non-the-less. It's like she doesn't even want to try. At this point I try to use compression to squirt a little in her mouth so that she'll taste it and hopefully start trying, but it's no luck. Giving her the binky suffices and the session is ended.
Would you say this sounds like lazy baby? My DH thinks so. How do I fix this?
Last night she was pretty much attached all night long, though We went about maximum 20 minutes after one session ended before she wanted the next, so I know my supply is gonna get bigger very soon. She also did this this afternoon for a few hours. I just would prefer to have her latched for longer than 10 minutes and not have it end in this deflated nipple issue. ETA my breast is not empty when she does this, I feel like there's still milk and I'm able to express just using very gentle compression.