So I can correct it. Here's the situation.
I use a nipple shield to nurse 8 week old DS. We started using the shield in the hospital because he wasn't latching and I was getting frustrated. I think my nipples are too small for him to grip onto (but I know he can do it...i've seen him) and especially now that he is used to the shield (which is huge compared to my nipple). He chokes 'occasionally' on the milk in the beginning when we are using the shield. I have been trying to take the shield off or start without the shield and when he's hungry, he latches on amazingly...except he starts gulping after a few seconds and then sputters and chokes. I cannot feel when I am having a let down so how do I know if I have a heavy letdown or not? I want to be able to go shield free, but he is getting mad at the choking so I always resort back to the shield. What does this sound like to you guys? I want to be able to fix this problem and be shield free soon
Also, I don't spray...I pour out. I noticed while I was very full and getting in the shower that my milk was just streaming down my breast and stomach in a huge thick stream, but not spraying. I know that spraying is a sign of overactive letdown, but this seems like more milk than a spray. Does that sound right?