Hello, I have a five week old, born at 8 lbs 15 oz, and is now a whopping 12 lbs, 14oz at a 5 week weigh in!!! My milk absolutelt SPRAYS out during let down and for the majority of the feeding, however I rarely get any engorgement. He does gulp and choke, with milk pooling and dripping oyt of his mouth, and does sometimes arch his back and thrash. He has been on and off fussy for the past two weeks after feedings, sometimes before, and definitely when trying to poop.
Poops are yellow, but not 'grainy,' more watery I would say, and quite explosive! He has also been gassy and I think had some abdominal pains. He does spit up, although has not had any real vomiting going on. I have been trying to burp him longer and more often, and to let the spray go onto a towel at letdown, however the spray takes a LONG time to lessen, and I don't want to waste too much precious milk! I pump after the first morning feeding, to build supply for work in 2 weeks. When I did a trial bottle, my corresponding pumping session only yielded 3.5 per side, although my pump was put to GOOD use three years ago with DS1, so I don't know how well it still works!
Btw, I do block feed, usually 4 -6 hours on each aide (2 feedings/per)... Any advice or suggestions to help his little tummy? Thank you!