I think I have an OALD and definitely have oversupply. My LO is almost 12 weeks old. She screams when I feed her...but not every feeding. She is on medication for reflux from the doctor, since she seems to be constantly spitting up sour milk. Lately she has been having green stringy BM's and she is fairly gassy. After nursing she is very gassy and burps like a truck driver!
Currently I feed her every 2.5 to 3 hours in general, and initially was feeding from both breasts every feeding....but lately she seems full after one breast....or she just screams so much I finally give up on the feeding. My breasts feel very full if she doesn't feed on that side...to the point that it is painful, and my let down is very very uncomfortable. The milk squirts out for a bit and then drips very quickly at let-down. I'm assuming I have an OALD from this.
So my question is....as far as block feeding goes would feeding from one breast per feed, so switching every 2.5-3 hours, work to decrease my supply? or should I try to go longer than that? Keeping in mind, the breast that's not being nursed is hard and painful by the time it gets nursed.
And my LO has just started sleeping longer at night. The other night she slept 8 hours, yeah!, but I woke up after 6 hours in a lot of pain and my shirt totally soaked...I had to pump my breasts...but then I worry about causing my body to produce more milk. Should I be pumping in the morning?
And I am trying to bottle feed her once or twice a day with EBM to get her used to the bottle so other family members can feed her too....but then I have to pump at that time....do I pump until the breast is totally empty? or just a set amount of milk?
It is so frustrating to have a baby screaming while trying to breastfeed!
Thanks for any info,