My daughter is 5 1/2 weeks old. I have a forceful let down which before the past week or so has not created any problems besides choking when fed. I started unlatching when I let down and wait until the flow slows down to relatch.
Half of the time feedings go extremely well with no problems. The other half of the time ends with inconsolable crying until I can get her to sleep. The crying starts either after I unlatch, or if I don't unlatch, right after the let down. I've tried pumping when this happens and feeding her the expressed milk with a bottle. Half of the time I can get her to eat, and the other half of the time she will eat a little and then start crying as before so I'm not sure if the problem is associated with feeding from the breast or not.
This has become very hard to deal with. I should also note that she never cries during night feedings (after 10) and almost never right when she wakes from a nap.
Some things that calm her down temporarily are music, movement, and light. She definitely does NOT want to sit down. Sometimes I can get her to nurse standing up and walking around. I'm with her almost all day everyday and she is held most of the time because she doesn't like to be put down for very long and often wakes when she's sleeping if she's in her crib or bassinet. She also gets lots of skin or skin contact from both myself and her dad.
When she has a crying spell I can tell she's still hungry because during the temporary (momentary!) times when she's calm she's sucking on her hands or my shoulder and rooting around.