My son is 9 days old. Breastfeeding has generally been going very well - aside from some minor latch issues that we are working on improving (we saw an LC today).
For the past several evenings in a row, my son has been cluster feeding from around 7pm to 10pm. He will nurse only a few minutes on one side, then pull himself off and doze for a while. Within 10-15 minutes he will be awake and fussing, so we repeat this process again.
I know that cluster feeding is VERY normal, and that eventually this will pass. But the thing is, I already have an abundance of milk (confirmed with pre/post-feed weigh ins at the LC appointment today). DS only has to nurse a very short time at one breast to get a lot of milk. And so, for the past 2 nights, when he insists on cluster feeding like that - he has ended up projectile vomiting after a few short nursing sessions in a row.
I don't know how to deal with this situation. If I don't let him nurse, he cries. But if I let him nurse as much as he wants to, he vomits. I'm not talking just a little bit of spit up - I'm talking a good 2-3oz of milk is coming up all at once.
I struggled with oversupply with my first son as well, except he was about 2 months old when it started, it was generally only happening in the mornings when my supply was highest, and he was not cluster feeding. So I was able to resolve that situation pretty easily by block feeding in the mornings for a couple of months.
But this with cluster feeding + oversupply.... I don't know what to do! I don't want to just listen to him cry all night, obviously, and yet I don't want to let him nurse to the point of vomiting all over both of us every night either.
A couple of points just in case anyone is wondering:
1. This oversupply developed on its own - I have not pumped once since he was born. I have simply been nursing on demand.
2. Nursing during the day goes fine because he does not cluster feed and spaces out his feedings about 2 hours apart - no vomiting.
3. I usually nurse in a reclined position, which I know is one of the suggestions when dealing with oversupply, but in my case that does not seem to be helping.