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    Hi
    I am pretty sure I have OALD/OS. I can hear my DD (she's 2 1/2 months old) gulping and swallowing air and then it takes us very long to finally gets all the burps out after a feeding making it very frustrating for both of us, she has wattery stools (for just over a month now) and gets fussy when feeding at times and has trouble getting a good seal when she latches (wasnt always like this though). Anyway, my question is: will allow her to comfort feed in between feeding just make my milk supply stay up? Should I try something else instead of letting her soothe on my breast? And how long does it take for block feeding to decrease milk supply, I have been trying it for a week now and I dont notice a difference, I've going about 6hrs or so per side.

    Thanks in advance for any advice out there
    Mel

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    will allow her to comfort feed in between feeding just make my milk supply stay up? Should I try something else instead of letting her soothe on my breast?
    Any time your baby is at the breast she is stimulating milk production. Normally it's not a problem, but with an oversupply it's a bit different. Perhaps you an help her find her fingers? Or offer her your little finger? A paci helped my ds, but that's not for everyone.


    And how long does it take for block feeding to decrease milk supply, I have been trying it for a week now and I dont notice a difference, I've going about 6hrs or so per side.
    It took me about a week to see a difference, maybe a little longer. I would definitely give it a little longer. If you don't notice a difference soon maybe you could add an hour to your block?
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    I understand your frustration as well

    We battled (and won) with OALD and OS. We had to do blocks of 4-5 hours for a few weeks before I really noticed an improvement in my supple regulation and it was over a week, for sure before I really noticed DS getting 'calmer' at mealtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*number3 View Post


    I understand your frustration as well

    We battled (and won) with OALD and OS. We had to do blocks of 4-5 hours for a few weeks before I really noticed an improvement in my supple regulation and it was over a week, for sure before I really noticed DS getting 'calmer' at mealtime.

    This resource
    might offer some useful advice... let us know if it does (or doesn't )


    and just to clarify my earlier post. It took a week to notice a difference - less leaking, less gassiness. We are currently still technically block feeding. I nurse ds from one breast only per nursing session, and have been doing this for over 6 months. It works well for us (especially when dealing with his reflux issues - but that's a whole different thread, lol)
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

    ************************************************** ************************************************** *****************
    People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sch.mommy View Post


    and just to clarify my earlier post. It took a week to notice a difference - less leaking, less gassiness. We are currently still technically block feeding. I nurse ds from one breast only per nursing session, and have been doing this for over 6 months. It works well for us (especially when dealing with his reflux issues - but that's a whole different thread, lol)
    Once I started block feeding I never went back. We continued it until he weaned at 23 mo.
    Click here to find an LLL leader near you...or call 1 877 4 LA LECHE for help now.

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