I think I have OALD but only have a problem with my left breast.
My baby is just getting to 7 weeks and has gained weight really well, good diaper output (though tends to be explosive) ranging from bright neon orange to bright yellow and a duller browny yellow.
I usually unlatch him and hand express into a towel. When I express, the milk will come jetting out in really thin streams that shoot out to about 20 cm and I can pretty much fill a hand towel before the streams stop. I'm guessing these streams are what make my baby so upset at the breast as the bigger drops seem to come out relatively slowly so I'm guessing he can handle those. I was wondering if there's anything I can do stop the jetting or is this just a part of OALD?
I've seen the page on OALD at kellymom and seem to have had some success (though it varies) with sitting him up to feed while reclining but I'd like to know if anybody has any other tips or experiences they'd like to share? It's just upsetting when he cries so unhappily after pulling off and worse when he sounds like he's choking.
Oh, I've also tried block feeding, but my left breast gets so engorged after block feeding on the right that the milk just drips out like a tap.