I have OS and OALD and I have been block feeding (2 hours) for the last month. DS symptoms are getting a little better (less gassy, normal looking stool), but I still have to use 2 burpcloths to catch all the milk when I nurse, there is still milk all over his face when he feeds, he still chokes a little...
I'm getting really tired of this. Should I go for longer when I blockfeed? What is "normal" nursing like? Do babies with moms who dont have OS just nurse "nice and neat?" Do these babies clothes get soaked with milk too? This is making it impossible for me to learn how to NIP. Not mention he is 6 weeks and I still cannot even begin to learn how to nurse him without my nursing pillow (I always have to position him so he is on his side so the milk will dribble down). I have to bring my pillow with me whenever I go anywhere in case he gets hungry and right now he feeds every 1.5 - 2 hours. I tried to nurse once in cradle position and the milk was dribbling down his mouth and throat and he was choking something awful
I was thinking about blockfeeding for longer but honestly my breast feels so empty after I offer it to him for the second feeding and he doesnt seem satisfied. Its almost as if he is used to the large volume.
What is the goal of block feeding? Is it so the milk isnt so abundant and it wont gush all over the place? I would love to nurse DS one day without have to put a bib on him and use burpcloths all the time.
I'm just looking for some advice and support.