DS will be 6 weeks tomorrow, and I am fairly certain he is going through the 6 week growth spurt. He also has pretty severe reflux and laryngomalacia.
Anyway, while I don't think I have an oversupply, I know I have OALD, at least for DS. I the evenings, he wants to comfort nurse, but he gets so upset because he ends up getting milk. He pulls of, gags, chokes and screams, but he still wants to suck, so we repeat this pattern over several hours, with a few short catnaps in between.
Today I was able to get him to take a pacifier so I could get a break from his incessant eating (again, 6 month growth spurt - think nursing for 30-45 min every hour, so only 15 min naps between feeds). I am wondering, since he seems ok with it, if it is acceptable to use the paci as a tool in the evenings when it seems he just wants to suck for comfort? My only concern is that if at some point he decides he really wants to eat, I wouldn't know, but I have been told babies won't accept a paci if they really are hungry and want to eat.
I am also wondering, since I have read about possible benefits of pacifiers for reflux babies, if anyone has a "strategy" or some kind of schedule that would help me comfort him with the paci without jeopardizing our BF relationship? When he took it earlier today, he seemed less gassy, less gagging/choking, and had a nice big poop right after his nap. Could be coincidence, but since he nurses a lot to soothe his throat and that causes "overeating" a paci seems lie a good option to me.