Had a meltdown today!! Was stressing hard as Orlando's had really watery poo the last coupe of days (which I thought was to do with the teething)...he was really fussy all day and we took him to the GP on Saturday and she said he was all good and just teething was causing him upset. So I decided to MCHN hotline...she was really abrupt but pretty much told me that I'm over feeding him, which is why he's having those poos and also that he is "grossly overtired" which is why he is "distressed" and has a stomach ache (in her own words). I had to bite my tongue not to cry on the phone!! Had a cry when I came off the phone. Orlando is always bloody eating but he eats and he's always hungry...which made me think about my supply! So I've made the decision to stop breast feeding from the breast (for now) and express for every feed so I know exactly how much he is having to try and get some sort of routine and not over feed the poor baby!! Feeling guilty because I thought I was just doing what he wanted and feeding on demand turns out not the case...or so she says anyway! So I've got to lay down the law now! She said that even if it takes me 30 minutes to settle him to only sleep for another 30 minutes I should just do it and it will get easier...she said to aim for 2 x 2 hour sleeps and one nap (one sleep cycle) per day. So I held off feeding him until 6.45 (which was pretty much 3 hours). I fed him a 120ml expressed bottle and he had the whole lot (not all at once he stopped for a few breaths and a couple of burps). I then read him a story and a cuddle and then wrapped him and sang a lullaby and put him down to sleep at about 7.15. Since then (it's now 9.40) e has awoken and needed resettling about 6 times). He's asleep again now so we'll see how long he lasts! I expressed again just before and so I have the next 120ml bottle ready! It means I will have to express overnight but just have to do it this way for now!
Sorry for the vent!