I have self diagnosed myself with having overactive-letdown since my little one was 1 week old (she is now 7.5 weeks, but was born 3 weeks early). I came to that conclusion because I would have 3 letdowns that I would feel while she was eating, coughing/gagging/gulping at the beginning of each feeding, and if I took her off during the letdown I would spray her in the face. I have always just fed her on one side each time she was hungry (which was usually every 2 hours) and reclined or side lying. I guess I was block-feeding her in 2 hour increments at that time because if she got hungry before the 2 hours was up, I would still feed her on the same side. In the last week and a half, I have noticed that my breasts are softer when it is time for her to eat than they used to be, except first thing in the morning. She is eating every 2 to 3 hours with mixed in 1 hour increments here and there during the day, and 1 3 hour and 1 4 hour stretch during the night.
I did notice in the last month she would have occasional neon yellow green poop that was not seedy like it should be, but it would always change back to the normal yellow seedy color. Since Monday afternoon, she has been having the neon yellow green mucus stools with the occasional brown mixed in, seems to be grunting more to poop, and having gas pains. After doing some reading on these forums, I thought it might be a food allergy, and that I would cut out milk (since that seems to be the first thing people cut out), but then realized it could be from my OALD. Since I hadn't really had anything different to eat or more milk products that I noticed I figured I would try to fix the OALD first. So starting Wednesday morning I went to block-feeding her in 4 hour increments in which she would eat 2-3 times on a side. She had 1 normal stool on each of the last 2 days. Am I doing the right thing to block-feed? Should I give it more time to see if her stools get better or just start eliminating things from my diet? Any other suggestions?