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    Default lots of milk...does it ever adjust...

    this is my 2nd BF baby and I didnt have this prob with my first...HE is 6 weeks old!

    I only bf from one breast per feeding..and he sounds like he is gulping/gagging the WHOLE time..from what I understand of OALD it happens in beginning..but not the whole session...

    the few times I have pumped (just if I miss the two feeds - doesnt happen often) I notice I have like 3+ sprays and I get 5 oz from both in like ten min!!...I feel so bad, I am guessing that is like my lo is drinking out of a 3 nipple on a bottle.

    he is usually done feeding from the one breast in less than 10 min..and now I see why...

    he is also VERY GASSY...i don't think he is REALLY bothered by it..just a lot of grunting and we help him by lifting his legs

    and he makes clicking noises that is not fixed when we relatch...is this causing the gas?

    will my breasts eventually slow down for him???..I feel so bad, it exhausting for him just to eat!!
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    Default Re: lots of milk...does it ever adjust...

    The clicking and the gas can be caused by the OALD.

    I think with some of the tips in the link above you can manage it until your milk regulates...Good luck!
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    Default Re: lots of milk...does it ever adjust...

    I definately have this problem, I found nursing laying down in the side position quite helpful...
    Does anyone else get a letdown BEFORE baby nurses?? It happens to me quite alot! Anyone know why?

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    Default Re: lots of milk...does it ever adjust...

    Forgot to say that DS is almost 19wks old now....

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    Default Re: lots of milk...does it ever adjust...

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*boobiemama View Post
    I definately have this problem, I found nursing laying down in the side position quite helpful...
    Does anyone else get a letdown BEFORE baby nurses?? It happens to me quite alot! Anyone know why?

    I have several let-downs between feedings, I have been to an LC and everything and I just cant get it all to even out.

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