Today, 06:52 AM
Welcome to the forum!
How did the weight check go? And how's your sanity? :)
I'm hoping that the weight check was great and that everything is fine at this point, but I suspect that it isn't because the advice the LC gave you seems pretty dodgy to me. There is nothing wrong with a baby being a "snacker". It is 100% normal for a breastfed baby to feed frequently, and for short periods. Your baby's feeding frequency seems to have been on the very high end of normal, and that's something to keep an eye on but not, IMO, to try to change. I'm also concerned that you were given a shield. A shield is a great tool for a baby who is difficult to latch, and can sometimes be useful for a mom with sore nipples. But it is not a great tool for a baby who can latch, and a mom with sore nipples should probably try some other things, like different positions, before resorting to a shield. Also, shields can slow milk transfer to the baby, leading to longer feedings, less milk intake, and lower supply.
A baby who is screaming after every feeding is certainly concerning. But I would not suspect reflux at this point. Instead, I would be more concerned about the baby's milk intake and breastfeeding in general. If you get your breastfeeding relationship shorted, and baby is gaining well from nursing alone, no shield, no bottled supplements, and baby is still screaming after feeds, then it's time to think about reflux.