After some major breastfeeding challenges, my six week old had seemed to finally hit his stride with nursing, but I think I've got an oversupply and/or forceful letdown. My breasts get full and firm between almost every feeding, and he often gags/coughs or winces at the beginning, and I still leak frequently. Sometimes I pump for a couple of minutes before nursing, but I'm trying to avoid pumping so my supply can come into line with baby's needs.
However, in the last 2 days, he'll seem to get an okay latch, but then suck for only a few minutes while making some of that clicking sound that indicates a lack of suction, and come off the breast. I always burp him and put him back on at least once more, and then offer the other breast, and he often sucks for just a little while longer, if at all.
Because of all the stops and starts, and the shorter feeding times (and because we had a big weight scare early on), I'm constantly anxious that he's not getting enough to eat, or enough hindmilk. I'm also concerned about allowing a bad latch (indicated by clicking noise and sorer than usual nipples), and confused about why he would have suddenly forgotten how to do it. I sometimes offer him a bottle of breastmilk after a super short nursing session, and he's rejected it every time, even spitting out the milk. He still has loads of wet diapers and poops at least once a day, but definitely has uncomfortable gas too. Is he just getting more efficient at feeding, or do I need to do more to counteract oversupply?