Lately my 4 week old has been incredibly fussy during some feedings (usually during the evening). First she just started frequently popping off during feedings which was very frustrating and now she keeps popping off and starts screaming bloody murder. We concluded a couple weeks ago that she was having terribly painful gas cramps due to terrible screaming fits where she would bring up her legs and toot. They have continued. She has gone from always having orange seedy poops to having mostly greenish poops but NOT frothy.
These are the indications of OS from LLLI. I have highlighted in red the indications I have:
When a mother has more milk than her baby can handle, the following behaviors may be common:
Baby cries a lot, and is often very irritable and/or restless
Baby may sometimes gulp, choke, sputter, or cough during feedings at breast
Baby may seem to bite or clamp down on the nipple while feeding
Milk sprays when baby comes off, especially at the beginning of a feeding
Mother may have sore nipples
Baby may arch and hold himself very stiffly, sometimes screaming
Feedings often seem like battles, with baby nursing fitfully on and off
Feedings may be short, lasting only 5 or 10 minutes total
Baby may seem to have a "love-hate" relationship with the breast
Baby may burp or pass gas frequently between feedings, tending to spit up a lot
Baby may have green, watery or foamy, explosive stools
Mother's breasts feel very full most of the time
Mother may have frequent plugged ducts, which can sometimes lead to mastitis (breast infection)
So my question is if I don't spray milk when she pops off can it be OALD?? I do see the milk pooling out of her mouth sometimes early in a feeding (I don't feel my letdown at all)
Can I have OS if my breasts aren't frequently engorged. I only experience some engorgement through the night when she sleeps for 4-6 hours. I do leak quite a bit sometimes but not everyday.
I just started feeding in a reclining position a couple of days ago and it has seemed to help with the gas but not the fussiness.
On a side note she does have a lot of poopy diapers. (Usually every change) and what I would think is a healthy amount of wet diapers.
I'm just so confused. What if she is screaming because of not enough milk instead of too much. I wish there is some way I could know for sure.
Thanks for any input you could provide. Sorry for the long post.