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Thread: OALD... Forceful letdown.. Gassy baby... :shrug

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    Default OALD... Forceful letdown.. Gassy baby... :shrug

    This is my second child...and...I'm at a loss.... I cant seem to get my geyser-boobs under control and it is just too forceful for my son. He is only three weeks old and gets so upset when the letdown occurs and he's clicking when he sucks and gasping n choking. Poor guy. I am left smacking my face with my hand and scratching my head.

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    Default Re: OALD... Forceful letdown.. Gassy baby... :shrug

    Have you tried reclined nursing yet? How about block feeding?
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    Default Re: OALD... Forceful letdown.. Gassy baby... :shrug

    i have actually tried it this morning with the reclined nursing.. he doesnt seem to be too thrilled about it but it something i could probably keep trying.
    block feeding i have been attempting over the past couple of days however. doesnt seem to be much change but its probably going to take awhile.. right?

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    Default Re: OALD... Forceful letdown.. Gassy baby... :shrug

    So I have OALD. My LO is now 5.5 months old. She's still gassy, she sometimes clicks and loses suction, but is a very happy baby. They get more able to handle it as they grow. We never mastered reclined feeding but what really helped us was frequent feeding, on one side only per feeding(sometimes at night cluster feeding she'd take both) and side lying nursing. I offer before cues sometimes because for me a less full breast sprays less. Can you let down into a towel for the initial geyser? If you LO won't get hysterical. Offering often and letting down into a towel (or cup if you don't want to waste) may help. Good luck!

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    Default Re: OALD... Forceful letdown.. Gassy baby... :shrug

    hehe thanks. yeah i have been letting just spray into a towel. he seems to be handling it a little better. usually when he's sleepy he tolerates it better. booo @ OALDs lol

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