I'm having OALD and OS issues, which are causing my 6 week old baby (who also has reflux ) to have a hard time nursing. I visited a lactation consultant just over 2 weeks ago who suggested that I blockfeed in 6 hour shifts. That has been helping some with spraying and leaking, but I've still got plenty of milk. I'm not engorged very often, but the milk will drip (and occasionally still spray) if given the opportunity.
How long should I continue the 6 hour blocks? I know 6 hours is a long stretch. Should I be doing shorter blocks? longer?
I also wonder about this: the LC told me I could pump a little from the breast that I will be going to next at the end of the other breast's "shift," in order to relieve some discomfort. I'm hoping that this will also help with the force at which milk comes out when LO goes to eat the next time. Should I really be waiting until right before I feed her to pump a little off, or is a couple of hours prior to the next feed not too long to do the trick?
Thanks in advance for everyone's help!