About 5 days ago we deducted that I have a strong letdown and overproduction. My 5 wk old was gulping and pulling off crying, only to aggressively try to latch back on and then repeat the whole process. He would spit up a bit and burp a lot. He was moderately fussy. The LA at our pediatrician's office suggested pumping on one side for a few minutes before bfing my baby to get past the strong flow. This has helped. My baby started nursing 15-25 minutes on a single breast each time w/ much less aggitation.
Now he has a runny nose and a lot of extra saliva. The saliva is pooling in his mouth and is thick, bubbly, and stretchy. This started last night. I don't know if this is a new symptom of a cold or connected to our bfing issues... Possibly a food sensitively. He nursed every 2 hrs last night for only 10 or less minutes each time. Today he has nursed less than that. Do you think this could be a food intolerance or symptoms of the common cold? I will call the doc tomorrow, but I am worried about it now.
Thank you for your insight.