Hi all, my daughter is 3 weeks today and I worked really hard to get her to breastfeed after CB, first with shields and after very painful week of feeding I finally weaned her off(shields) and she was doing great and feeding 2-3 hours during the day and slept almost all night it was impossible to wake her up and feed her. Two days ago she started cluster feedings that last for about an hour and have almost no spacing in between except at night I get like an hour of sleep. I was thinking she hit growth spurt and let her nurse whenever she wanted. But now she is very fussy at breast and constantly pulling away and choking I read about OALD and tried different positions because my milk is still spraying very hard and I take her off when it happens because she is choking every time, but when it slows down she seems even fussier and would move her head with my breast in her mouth. When she finally calms down she nurses for 5 min and falls asleep for about 30 min, after that she wakes up and eats again. So I don't know what to think anymore. Is this a growth spurt or she is not getting hindmilk and is not completely satisfied I really don't want to give her bottle I worked so hard to get her to breastfeed and now I feel like it will be all for nothing if she will continue like this. I am also afraid to give her pacifier(will she hurt my breast again?), just in case she wants breasts for comfort and annoyed because milk comes out. She is having up to 10-12 diapers a day including poop. She is almost not getting any sleep no more than 1 hour at a time. Please help if this is normal and I should just continue doing what I was doing and it will be better eventually How others experience growth spurts or OALD ?
Thank you sincerely