Re: 7 week old, gassy, OALD, clicking, etc
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby!
I think the first thing to accept is that babies are gassy, fussy, spitty creatures even at the best of times. It makes sense when you realize that until just a few weeks ago they never had to use their digestive systems at all. Every toot, every poop, every burp, every gurgle- that's all new to them and a lot of babies just. don't. like. it! So while oversupply and fast letdowns are likely to make gas and spit-ups worse, it's not like your baby is in an uniquely miserable situation. Lots of other babies- even ones whose moms have average supply and slow letdowns- are in the same boat. And the lovely thing is that your baby is gaining weight so nicely- that means that nursing is going right on the most basic level.
Some questions for you:
- Are you still frequently feeling full or engorged?
- Still seeing milk spray when baby pulls off the breast?
- Are you pumping at all?
- Are you currently block feeding, and if so, how long are your blocks?
- Does the fussiness/gassiness seem to intensify at any particular time of day, perhaps in the evenings?
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"