My LO is 3 and a half weeks. I have OS and OALD, and has a first time mommy it has been really difficult to deal with. I had no idea that this could ever be a problem! My LO crys a lot both on and off the breast, her latch isn't the best (lots of sucking sounds and breaks suction throughout), she wants to comfort suck a lot but the breast doesn't seem very comforting.
I am trying to get the hang of block feeding to make my supply a little more managable for her. As of now I am feeding for 2 to 3 feeds on one side before switching to the other. This seems easier than watching the time to figure out what time I started on a side and how many hours after to switch. So does this mean I am probably not doing it right? Should I watch the clock a little better. I don't think I have noticed much change in my milk production. If I decide to stay on the right side for 3 hours and she has 3-4 feedings on the right within this block of time (her feedings are pretty short), but then the next 3 hours she only feeds once on the left...do I still go back to the right side?? Her feedings are all over the place. Sometimes she has short and very frequent nursing sessions...some times they are a little more spaced out. This is why I usually keep her on one side for 2 to 3 feedings in a row without watching the time. Any thoughts?