I just want to chime in to say that I had over supply but didn't have most of the signs. My breast felt full almost all the time, but I didn't have over active let down, didn't have super leaky breasts, didn't spray milk across the room and never got plugged ducts. The only thing I had to go by was my baby's symptoms and super full breasts. Only giving him one breast per feeding made a huge difference, immediately.
Thanks everyone for all the advice and encouragement! I get frustrated sometimes wondering if I'm doing the right thing for him...I just want what's best for him! The reflux does seem to make him uncomfortable. He doesn't always spit up, and when he does it doesn't bother him. He does however make wheezing and gurgling noises and grunts like he's trying to clear his throat. I hate to think that it could be causing him pain and it does disrupt his sleep. He lays there (and I have inclined his mattress and it's helping a little) and is so restless and makes all those noises and just doesn't seem happy, but he also doesn't cry. This goes on for an hour or two sometimes.
Babies are often quite bothered by normal digestive processes. After all, until 5 weeks ago your baby never had to eat, digest, poop, or pass gas. As long as baby isn't crying or seeming really distressed when he's making those gurgling, throat-clearing noises, I'd probably lable him a "happy spitter" and treat this as more of a laundry issue than a health issue. :gvibes
Nursing in a reclined position and nursing very frequently was what worked best to deal with my OALD. I did some block feeding for my OS, which helped me a little, but it didn't help as much with my son's spit up, gas, biting, etc. that were more OALD related than OS related.
My guy is a little grunter too. I think it's gas related (from gulping down milk), and I try to bicycle his legs during the day. And burp him a ton. It's hard at night bc he falls asleep immediately after nursing, and he usually starts grunting around 5 or 6 in the morning. It's funny because he's not even awake when he does it...I was worried he was uncomfortable bc it sounds uncomfortable! But he seems to deal with it well. I hope it's not always going to be like this.