For three days I prayed that hand expressing some breastmilk would help Jonathan gain weight by encouraging him to drink the hind milk and less of the fore milk. I would soon find out if it worked when I took him to the doctor’s office on Monday following the weekend. After taking his temperature, weight and measurements, we were escorted to the exam room and waited to see the doctor.
On our way home, I read the handout on overactive let-down, which was the first time I learned about it. I was fascinated by the idea of having an overactive milk let-down where the flow of the milk becomes overwhelming for a baby. This must be my problem. And what a problem is was—not bad at all.