I read the 'Oversupply' article, and it exactly fits what is going on with my nearly 4 month old son. He is extremely gassy, has been having liquid dark green stools every 8-9 days (no other BM's) and only eats for a maximum of 10 minutes. I have had mastitis/plugged ducts 5 times, always when he slept a bit 'too long' (not for me, for my breasts!). I spurt out milk and he will often latch on, then pull off and cry and repeat this for ages, sometimes refusing to actually eat for up to 9 hours.
Normally, I only nurse one side and pump the other, then switch for the next feeding. (I freeze the milk and have a full freezer, as the little guy will not take a bottle! I'm hoping to add it to cereal and give it to him in a cup when he is old enought.) As suggested in the article, I am trying the "only nurse one side for a few hours" thing and I just pumped the other side for 30 seconds (and got 1 oz of milk!). I am worried that only pumping for such a short period of time will give me plugged ducts or mastitis again (which I live in fear of!), but the article says that this should not happen with the pumping for 30 seconds.
Any experiences with this, suggestions or advice? I am so hopeful that this is the answer to my poor little guy's problems - but I really don't want to end up on IV antibiotics AGAIN!