Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Three Weeks Old

Who stole my perfect baby and replaced him with this fussy thing?!

Yep. The two-week honeymoon period has ended. Just like his big brother did, Miles started to exhibit a bit more fussiness in his third week. He's still sleeping well at night, thank goodness (and knock on wood), but he's been having fussy spells during the day now.

The culprit? I think I'm experiencing an overabundance of milk again this time around. You see, while some new moms struggle to maintain an adequate milk supply, I produce enough milk to feed all of the babies in Africa — possibly from right here at my desk, since that's how far the milk seems to eject. (In case you hadn't noticed, the concept of "TMI" doesn't really register with new moms and nursing moms.) The consequences of my oversupply for Miles: gulping, gasping, air-swallowing, gassiness and general frustration.

The good news is that I've been through this before and knew what we were dealing with right away. I'm following advice that I found on kellymom, and it already seems to be helping. My supply has calmed down a bit, and so has Miles.

Let's hope things continue looking up tomorrow. After all, I'll have a Thanksgiving dinner to prepare (and eat)!


Hen Jen said...

oh wow, he is adorable! I so miss the baby stage, mine are all big now.

have a happy Thanksgiving!

Mindi Kay said...

One thing that happened with me with Cooper is that I had a forceful let-down since my I had milk coming out my ears as well and they said to nurse in a recliner, if possible, and lean/lay back so gravity isn't helping that milk come out any faster than it already is. That seemed to help Cooper so he wasn't gasping when it came out at full force.

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