My LO is six weeks old, and we've struggled with overactive letdown from the beginning. Poor little guy gets sprayed in the face and can't latch at first because it's too slippery. I also have a good supply. I don't know if it's oversupply, but the few times I've pumped to empty, I got 6-8 ounces within about 10 minutes.
I've tried the standard remedies without any luck. However, one night I pumped right before going to bed in place of that feeding so DH could help. The next two feedings...I finally understood how bf could be a peaceful, bonding experience! He latched on, ate, we snuggled, and he went right back to sleep. No squirting, no gulping, no fussing and gas afterwards.
One other thing - I have PCOS. That can cause low supply, but it can also cause oversupply in some women. I think that might be why my body isn't adjusting with the usual techniques.
Does it seem like this would be worth trying? Pumping every few feedings? Or has anyone had success with other nonstandard techniques? We've tried block feeding, letting it flow into a towel, nursing uphill, pumping a little bit before feeding, etc. I'm hoping there's something we can do. I'm tempted to go to EP because I hate seeing my little guy so frustrated and hurting after every feeding, but I know it's not the best option...