I've had oversupply issues (engorgement/fullness) for the past several weeks. However, last week, I noticed that I also had an OALD, where milk is spraying at my LO (12wks) during letdowns. I hadn't seen obvious "firehoses" before then. Just had the tingling. My LO also got fussier than usual at the breast - refusing it (until I try again about 15 min later) after the spraying letdown.
Well, I just hit the 12 week mark and am no longer engorged (I think). I also started blockfeeding (4 hr blocks) a couple of days ago. My questions are:
- I heard that OALD may be independent of oversupply, but since I never noticed the sprays before last week, does that mean that the blockfeeding may tame or eliminate the sprays?
-If so, how long would that take?
-Also, if the sprays don't go away, but I don't feel full any longer, should I still increase the block to 6 hrs?
With her fussiness at breast b/c of the letdowns, I'm afraid to NIP, and I'm flying w/ her 3 times in the next few weeks! I'm in trouble b/c the side lying position is the one that works best.