My DS is nearly 5 months old now. This post isn't because I'm worried, rather because I'm a bit frustrated and confused.
DS often only drinks for a short time and then pulls off. I know babies of his age can finish the breast in 3-5 mins but often he will drink through the letdown, or part way through and then refuse to go back on or to change sides (and he's only been on for 1-2 mins). My breast will feel a bit flatter but I can't tell from feeling it whether he's had enough. 2 hours later he asks to feed again (or I offer) - do I give the same side or the other?
I have had OALD in the past and the milk still sprays out about 30 cms during the letdown. I want to make sure he's getting the hindmilk, but I don't think block feeding is wise when I already only feed one side and I think my supply level is ok...
How do you figure out if they've finished one side?
Will he ever manage two sides in one feeding?
Do you think its related to OALD and or reflux?
Thank you so much!