I used blockfeeding a month ago to correct my oversupply problem and OALD. I haven't had an oversupply problem ever since. My breasts feel soft/med. firm most of the time. Occasionally they feel full, but never painful and never so much that they start leaking on their own.
My problem is that I STILL have the OALD! It's driving me and my daughter batty!
I honestly don't know what to do. It seems that my baby is S-L-O-W-L-Y getting used to the OALD, because it used to be that when I felt my letdown at each and every nursing session, within seconds she would pull off and choke, gag, wheeze, and scream. She doesn't do that every time anymore, but still MUCH of the time. My milk sprays in several directions, sometimes popping her in the eye!
Will I just have to keep dealing with the OALD until she becomes completely used to it, knowing how to control it herself? I know that many people have advised to pump a little before nursing or let it spray into a cloth, but this isn't always possible, especially when I'm out in public. It's hard enough for me to keep my "cover" while she eats. I've resorted to giving her bottles sometimes because her mealtimes go WAY easier this way. I still nurse her whenever we're at home and many times while out. But it's just so much easier to give her a bottle of EBM and call it good!
What can I do about this OALD? Anything??? Oh, and the high-pitched "wheezing" she's doing when she takes in too much scares me. And she stops breathing sometimes until I tap her on the back a little. This can't be good for her.