Can your experience with OALD be different with each child? I didn't have any forceful let down with my first son, but now I know it's much stronger with this son.
He's gaining weight and has normal stools- so I guess it can't really be OALD. But he does gulp and arch his back and pull off- and if all he wanted to do is comfort suck, he will start to whimper at the breast.
Also, he does get a lot of air (so I burp him when he stops his nutritive sucking pattern and then at the end- and usually a couple of minutes later, too). I also only nurse on one side at each feeding and if he wants to eat again soon after the feeding, I go back to the same side.
So, I guess I'm doing things the right way- I just find it wierd that I didn't have any kind of forceful let down with my first son but now I do (and it's not like there was a big gap between when i stopped with DS 1 and started with DS2- I nursed him until I was 40 weeks pregnant, so there was only like two weeks in between). Anyone else experience that?