So...I think I have an oversupply issue. DD is commonly gulping like a mad woman at the beginning of a feeding, and sometimes gets a little flustered later on when the flow seems to have slowed! I've recently had some issues with her spitting up large amounts, when I asked her ped., they asked how much she was feeding, if she was gaining weight (YES! The ped. at her 2 week appt. asked if I was feeding her concrete!), etc. etc. She said it sounds like it might be oversupply and to try to only feed her for a shorter amount of time (I can't bring myself to do that when she's still crying and seeming hungry!). Also, when I pump, which I do after a feeding on the breast DD didn't feed from), I generally get between 3-5 ounces on that one breast.
Now, my question is this, I'm thinking of block feeding, and I've found DD doesn't spit up as much and she seems full still! But, I'm a little confused by this whole block feeding thing. I understand that for about 3 hours if LO needs to feed, she gets the same breast all those 3 hours. Then, after that, I switch and for those next 3 hours she gets that other breast...?! But...I'm wondering, if she only eats once in a 3 hour period, do I still switch at the next feeding? And at night when she sleeps for long periods of time if it's been more than 3 hours from the last feed, do I switch breasts and then count 3 hours from when I began nursing her on that breast?
Also, will this cause issues like low supply?
Any other suggestions / insights?