Hi - I had posted something on the "Infant breastfeeding" forum. I read yours cause I think I'm going through the same thing. My 7 week girl is very gassy. I thought it was just colic cause nothing would happen for the first few weeks, but I think she's just now starting to strengthen her digestive muscles cause we're getting some burping, some forcefull burping. Her BM's are usually gassy explosions while she's crying so hard. My let down feels hard and when it happens she squirms and gulps. If she comes off I often spray her with several "fire hoses" as you say. I hold them down with a cloth diaper and put her back on cause I didn't want to loose that milk. (I had low milk supply with my son, so I worked extra hard for a good supply with my daughter) Now I think maybe I have too much. And what does OALD mean? I can't find that anywhere? What is this block feeding you did? Maybe your unfortunate troubles could help me work through mine. I feel so bad when she crys and crys and I can feel the air in her little body. Help please.