I'm having some issues with my DS and feedings over the last week. I suspect oversupply, but I'm not sure. Here's what's going on:
DS is 9 weeks old, exclusively breastfeeding with nipple shield (he won't nurse without it)
For the past week his poops have been consistently green. They were dark green - looking exactly like pesto sauce for several days (grass green), and they seem to be lighter green for the last day or so. I can't say if they are "frothy" or not because I have no idea what that would look like in a diaper. They also seem more grainy and less "curdy" than his normal yellow poops were.
Beginning right at 6 weeks, he had started pooping less frequently (maybe 1 big BM per day with some little ones), which I know is normal for many babies in that time frame. But when the green poops started last week, he also started having BMs way more frequently again... several big BMs a day plus a streak in almost every diaper.
We have had some green poops from him in the past, but never lasting more than a day at a time. It has now been a solid week of green poops.
His bottom is red. This was a problem we have had since the beginning, but it had started to get better a few weeks ago but now seems to be getting worse again.
During daytime nursing sessions, he moves around a lot... swinging his arms in a wide arc, grabbing/scratching at my breasts, popping on and off, throwing his head around. He doesn't really complain vocally, he is just SUPER active while nursing, especially towards the middle to end of a session. At night he is more efficient and doesn't really do the dancing around thing.
He has been vomiting frequently this week. Projectile vomit 5 times in the last week. Sometimes it happens shortly after a feeding, but the last 2 times have been at least an hour after he last ate.
Nothing has changed in my diet recently. Which is why I haven't attempted to cut out dairy or anything like that, because I have always consumed plenty of cheese/milk and he was fine for the first 7-8 weeks, so wouldn't that rule out dairy intolerance?
I know a lot of this sounds like overactive letdown and/or oversupply, but I want to know if there's anything else it could be... like could he be sick? Or is this reflux? He behaves normally otherwise...seems happy, sleeping well at night.
Also, I can't tell if my milk is spraying when he pops off - I never feel my letdown happen, and as I mentioned I'm using nipple shields so I don't know if that would prevent the milk from spraying (visibly) or not.
I've tried feeding him off of only one side per session for the past couple of days... how long can I expect before that helps, if it is oversupply? I also cut out pumping completely. I had been pumping once a day in the morning up until a few days ago.
Sorry for the long post. Any suggestions on how to proceed? Should I call the pedi at this point?