I thought my 5-week-old DD was just a screamer and a spitter, but after reading up on OALD, I think this may be our problem. Over the past few days, she has been clearly coming off the breast and screaming at letdown and then refusing to feed. When she comes off, there is a strong, steady stream of milk spraying out.
So, I have started block feeding as of last night, and she already seems much more content. A few questions:
1. In the morning, I am engorged in both breasts (if DD sleeps well). If I feed her from one side, can I pump the other (just once in the morning and then block feed for the rest of the day), or will this add to the problem? Even before I started block feeding, I have been very full and leaky, so now I am engorged and noticeably lopsided!
2. If the block feeding seems to help our problem, how long should I continue with it? Should I continue to always feed from only one side? If not, how will I know when to offer the second side?
Thanks so much--this is a great resource!