Today, 10:13 AM
Ok, if the situation seems to indicate OALD to you, here are my thoughts:
Keeping baby to one side for two or more feeding is called block feeding. Block feeding reduces milk production. It is not really for OALD, it is for severe overproduction (which may or may not accompany OALD). so block feeding may or may not be needed, and especially in the early weeks, reducing milk production may have an adverse effect on NORMAL milk production. So I would suggest, don't do this until you learn more about it, or, if you do, do it for only a day or two and then re- assess. Because gas is not nearly as big a problem as not enough milk!
There are many other ways to address OALD and these are explained in the kellymom article. it is fine to nurse one side per session, rather than switching breasts during each session. Let baby nurse as long as baby likes each time, it is normal that this may vary session to session. Frequent nursing helps tremendously with oald, so encouraging baby to nurse even more frequently might be a good idea. Many moms find nursing reclined helps as well. If you feel very full, you can try hand expressing a small amount of milk prior to latching baby on, or simply unlatch baby if the flow is 'too fast' and put baby back on after catching that initial flow in a cloth.
you can expect infant behavior to change a lot at this stage.
here is more explanation of block nursing http://www.nancymohrbacher.com/blog/tag/block-feeding