So I've determined that I have an oversupply (which, in contrast to my first son when I had a low milk supply, doesn't seem like it should be a problem!). My son, now 8 weeks, has been having green poops for over a week -- and only green for the past three days. He's been gulping/gasping while eating since my milk first came in, but I didn't think anything of it at first. I thought he was just an eager eater.
I've started to feed only one side per feeding and trying the "uphill" positions. I try to spray some of the excess milk into a burp cloth, but it's been a struggle to get him back on the breast when I do that so I only do it if he's really struggling.
I've seen a few other threads about oversupply, but none seem to answer my question -- when does oversupply "correct" itself? I started consciously using one side per feeding on Friday (before that, a lot of feedings were on only one side because he would either fall asleep or just wouldn't be interested in the other side).
Also, I worry about the effect of this on his intestines -- over a week of green poop, excess gas, etc., can't be good. Can it indicate a larger problem? To be proactive, I also decided to eliminate dairy from my diet in case that's also an issue -- I started that yesterday.