I am so confused and frustrated...I'm trying not to stress about it because I know stress can decrease milk supply but here's what's happening...
My LO is 7.5 weeks old. I'm pretty sure I have OALD. When LO pulls off I usual spray and she occaisonally cough/gags/chokes. Recently, she started latching on/pulling off, practically every other minute while she was feeding. Then one feed, she would cry while she was on the nipple. So...I spoke with a LC who gave me all the tips that I had already tried re: positioning, only one breast per feed, etc. Then I started to wonder maybe I have low supply? Is this possible all of a sudden?? Can you have OALD and low supply? I think LO is getting enough as she is still having wet diapers and sometimes when she pulls off there is a bunch of milk on the nipple. But sometimes when she finishes (or when I think she is done) she starts smacking her lips. This however, is a new thing. She never used to smack her lips. A few times I attempted to give her EMB in a bottle since I thought she was still hungry after breastfeeding, but she rejected it...I'm not sure if it's because she was full or because she doesn't like the bottle. Although, she used to take the bottle quite while and actually took it earlier this week very well for my mom.
So when I started thinking I have low supply, I started pumping again...which I would have have to start again anyway since I will be returning to work in about a month. So I started pumping for 10 min after each feeding. Initially, I got nothing, less than 1/2 oz. Then during the 3rd pumping session I got 3 oz. then the subsequent sessions, nothing again. I don't know what is happening and if my supply has decreased. I am tempted to give her (or attempt to) give her a bottle at the next feeding so I can pump and see how much I get without her feeding off the breast.
I'm sorry for the long post but your thoughts and advice are appreciated. I'm at a loss.