My son is 6wks old and generally our day of nursing is as follows- I have a "full" feeling in both breast most of the day (not "hard") and when my son eats 5- 10 minutes, he gulps, chokes and when he pulls off- milk sprays everywhere or drips down my breast. When away from him, I can pump around 6 oz off each breast in 10 minutes after a two hour lapse in feeding. He tends to be a sleepier and fussier baby than my DD. He is also extremely gassy, which may be the cause of his fussiness. We are blessed that he is gaining great and his output is healthy.
I have read about OALD and oversupply and feel that those may be applicable to our situation. He does frequently have a stuffy nose (not related to an illness), grunts most of the day, seems generally fussy, expels many burps and toots, and has gurgley stomach. There are times when he refuses to nurse or cries at the breast. But he does not spit up or have green frothy poops though.
I do try to feed on cue, but his patterns are erratic. Sometimes every two hours, other times 30 minutes or three hours. He never wants to stay on the breast longer than 10 minutes at a time. No comfort nursing either.
I am also taking acidophilus, prenatals, fish oil, and folic acid as supplements daily and do drink two cups of coffee a day.
I nursed my DD for 17 months and had a wonderful (and easy) nursing relationship. I'm am so anxious and afraid that I will not have the same with my son. What's wrong with us? Am I eating something wrong? Do I have OALD and oversupply? Maybe latch issues? Am I taking too many supplements? Sorry this post is so long- I just want some help